Sleep out

Shine a Light Night 2018

Last Friday, 5 team members from our Enniscorthy office, Marie Walshe, Aine Doyle, Jacinta Kelly, Cora Breen and Linda Doran took part in the Focus Ireland Shine a light sleep out at Wexford Innovate Park.

Along with other participants they endured a long night of rain and cold with nothing to battle the elements except a sleeping bag, carboard box and sheet of plastic. The sleep out is the main annual fundraiser by Focus Ireland to raise funds and awareness as to the conditions many around the country face each night. Linda Doran, Director, added “while we participated in the sleep out on a wet, cold night, it only gives us the smallest of insights to what it must be like for anyone forced to sleep rough. We got to go home to our warm safe homes the next morning.

Its amazing work that Focus Ireland do to assist those facing homelessness and try break the cycle”. Thanks to all of the clients, family and friends who have donated our fundraising campaign to date.