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Be part of Sleep Out for Simon on Friday 6th of October and experience for one night what many people in Ireland face every day while helping to raise awareness and funds to tackle homelessness.

We are calling on local communities to show solidarity with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by sleeping out for 12 hours and raising sponsorship for their effort.

This year, with your help, we’re aiming to raise €30,000 to fund health and well-being costs for up to 300 clients supported by our prevention, housing and support services.

Providing homeless services is much more than just putting a roof over someone’s head. The investment in health-related supports is a vital contributor in helping people turn their lives round.

Galway Simon’s Health & Well-Being Team are dedicated to providing each of our clients with specialist support in areas including physical and mental health, addiction, relapse prevention, life skills and access to training, education and employment.

100% of funds raised through this year’s event will be used towards the shortfall in funding for these services specifically covering essential counselling, chiropody and dental treatments, as well as the development of a garden allotment project to promote mental health and meaningful use of time.

Due to the phenomenal response to this year’s Sleep Out for Simon, we’ve reached capacity for our City Centre location. If you’re still interested in taking part, we’d be delighted to welcome you at our Corinthians RFC sleep out location. You can also organise your own sleep out event. For more info contact Amy on 091 381828 or amy.lavelle@galwaysimon.ie.

Listen to what some of last year’s participants had to say about the experience of sleeping out.