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Shine A Light – National Sleep Out
October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - October 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Can you give one night to change a life time?
We hope that you will register this year and join our socially distant sleep-out event on Friday 16th October at The Showgrounds – Home to Sligo Rovers FC alternatively you could Host Your Own event @work or @home.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for us all, and it has been particularly challenging for the many men, women, families and children who are homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Shine A Light Night is Focus Ireland’s flagship fundraising campaign. We rely heavily on support from business leaders, the private sector and community groups to raise vital funds for our work, and we need your support now more than ever
So, please join us on Friday 16th October and sleep-out at our socially distant event at The Showgrounds The venue has undergone a risk assessment by an external organisation and we have been assured that we can sleep-out in solidarity safely. Your safety on Shine a Light Night is paramount. If the government recommendations change ahead of Friday 16th October, and we are no longer able to host a one-hundred-person outdoor event, we will be asking everyone to sleep-out in their garden, home or workplace and join us online to shine a light on homelessness.
Together, with the support of Bord Gáis Energy, and your amazing fundraising, we’re aiming to raise €1.3 million to support people experiencing homelessness in Ireland. We hope that you will help us reach this goal in what has been our most challenging year to date.
Please register now for Shine A Light Night 2020 and join Focus Ireland, our partners Bord Gais Energy and hundreds of business leaders across the country to shine a light on homelessnesses, together.
Watch our Moving Day video below which tells a story of a family in emergency accommodation. Your support on shine a light night can help move families out of homelessness and into a home of their own.
If you need any further information, you can go to our website
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