18 August 2023

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Register NOW for Simon Sleep Out 2023

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Register NOW for Simon Sleep Out 2023

Register NOW for Simon Sleep Out 2023: Galway Simon Community invites everyone – individuals, families, schools, companies and clubs, – to give up their bed for one night, on Friday 6th October, with one purpose, to change the lives of those facing homelessness in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

To register for the Sleep Out for Simon today, visit sleepoutforsimon.ie.


By raising funds and awareness, you are joining a movement that ensures vulnerable people in our community have a safe place to sleep every night and receive the wraparound supports they need to leave homelessness behind them for good.

People in photo (L-R): Noel Conroy (MJ Conroy), Karol Cooke (Galway Simon), Walter McDonagh (Moycullen Sleep Out), Alnna Hennigan and Orla Keady Giblin (Boston Scientific, Fintan Maher (Galway Simon), Michael Murphy (Galway United Co-Op), Michelle Brennan (Boston Scientific), David Conroy (MJ Conroy). PHOTO: Murtography

Organise a Sleep Out with your children in your back garden, your friends at school, at a local pitch or in your office car park and unite with hundreds of people across the West in the fight against homelessness. If you can’t sleep out on the night you can still show your support by donating to the Sleep Out for Simon at sleepoutforsimon.ie.

Galway Simon are delighted to announce that MJ Conroy Construction group have come on board as the main sponsor of the Sleep Out for Simon for the next two years.

David Conroy of MJ Conroy commenting on the sponsorship said “We’re delighted, through our association with Boston Scientific who have chosen Galway Simon as their Charity of the Year 2023/24, to come on board as the main sponsor for the Sleep Out for Simon and to support the great work that Galway Simon do across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. With the current housing crisis and rising cost of living the need for Galway Simon’s services is greater than ever and it’s a privilege for the team at MJ Conroy Construction to be able to support their work.”

Karen Golden, CEO of Galway Simon Community, explained why they are relying on the community to come together and raise funds for those living with the threat of homelessness.

“The fear and trauma of having nowhere to sleep is a stark reality for some, the families and individuals who we support continue to be under extreme pressure. We are asking for the help of our community so that we can continue delivering the support needed to protect the most vulnerable in our society from the threat of homelessness.”

“In 2022 we supported 810 households across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful communities we were able to support 225 families, including 476 children. This is a phenomenal achievement and wouldn’t be possible without the continued support we receive. An ever-increasing number of people are contacting our services for assistance across the West. The funds raised through Sleep Out for Simon ensures this support can continue.” Karen added.

Galway Simon looks forward to welcoming as many people as possible to participate in the Sleep Out for Simon on the 6th of October, be it from their back garden or by joining one of our Community Sleep Outs. By joining the Sleep Out for Simon you’re guaranteed to come away with a sense of pride at making a difference.

This year they have set themselves the target of raising €100,000 from the Sleep Out for Simon. 100% of proceeds will go directly towards Galway Simon’s Homelessness Prevention Services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, including their community support, youth, women and family services, ensuring the charity can safeguard these essential community services and support those in need.

To register for the Sleep Out for Simon today, visit sleepoutforsimon.ie.


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