To highlight the plight of Irish homelessness a group of volunteers will sleep outside in Letterkenny’s Market Square this Friday as part of national ‘Simon Week’.
Simon Week is now in its 6th year in Letterkenny and tomorrow individuals and local businesses are getting together to sleep out for one night.
With the motto “Sleep out for one night so others don’t have to” there are also many other daytime events planned for around the county.
Donegal has many events take place throughout the week offering other opportunities to sign the charity’s letter to Cabinet, which calls on them to prevent the homeless budget being cut by 2016.
Several Schools throughout Donegal are participating in an Art/Essay competition to highlight their understanding of homelessness and to create awareness of the work and services provided by North West Simon Community throughout Donegal.
As part of the fund-raising campaign for the whole month of October you can text the word “PREVENT” to 50300 at anytime to donate €2.