Join the Sleep Out with
THE annual Sleep Out in
aid of the local homeless charity North West Simon
Community will take place on Friday, 5th October, in Letterkenny. This event is part of Simon Week which
is an awareness campaign taking place nationally
from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018.
While rough sleeping represents the severest form of
homelessness, the majority of people who are
homeless in Donegal are not immediately identifiable
as homeless. They are living in emergency or
temporary accommodation, on social housing lists or
waiting in vain for affordable private rental
accommodation to become available.
The good news is that North West Simon Community
prevented 177 families and individuals from becoming
homeless in 2017 and need to continue to provide
vital services in order to prevent homelessness
The annual Sleep Out is taking place
in Letterkenny on Friday, 5th October, 2018.
There are 9,846 people
homeless in Ireland at present, that's an increase
of 31% on last year. There are 3,826 children in
emergency accommodation with their families. This
figure is frightening and the problem is not just an
urban issue, it affects everyone nationally.
The annual Sleep Out is taking place in Letterkenny
on Friday, 5th October and Simon are urging
businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals from all
walks of life to sign up today.
If interested, please contact Collette on 087
0552478 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org . You must be over 18
years to take part in the Sleep Out. Each
participate will receive a certificate and go home
with the satisfaction that they have helped make a
difference to their community.