GLASWEGIANS are being encouraged to get involved with their own events as a social enterprise tackling Scottish homelessness launches a worldwide fundraising campaign.

Unveiled by Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of Social Bite, The World’s Big Sleep Out is set to take place this December in 50 locations across the globe.

The campaign aims to raise £50million for homelessness charities in different countries with organisers hoping that 50,000 people will take part.

Glasgow is not one of the featured events listed, with nights pencilled in in Edinburgh, London, and even New York.

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But after hosting the similar Sleep in the Park 2018 at Kelvingrove Bandstand, it is hoped those in the city will step up and hold their own small-scale events across Glasgow.

People are urged to sign up to “Host Your Own” sleep out in their backyard, office car park, high school or university campus.

The Social Bite founder said: "This year is on an international scale. We will be working with local groups to put on other events. For Glasgow, a core element is the host your own, encouraging people en masse, like families in gardens.

"We have shops in Glasgow and the city was part of our programme for last year's event to get rough sleepers off streets. Glasgow is crucial to Social Bite and whatever we do Glasgow will be a big part of that."

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This year's sleep out is spearheaded by celebrities, from Will Smith to Dame Helen Mirren, with events already confirmed in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Malibu and Brisbane.

Funding gathered on December 7 will be invested to sustainably help around 1,000,000 homeless and displaced people all over the world through partners including UNICEF USA and the Malala Fund.