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Published on: Galway Simon Community News

Sleep Out raises money for Heath & Well-being services

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On Friday October 6th over 80 people in our community swapped their beds for sleeping bags and took part in our #sleepout4simon, to experience for one night what is sadly the reality for many people across the country every day. We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Sleep Out raised €28,980.66 which will fund health and well-being costs for up to 300 clients supported by Galway Simon’s 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. These funds will be used for specialist support in areas including physical and mental health, addiction, relapse prevention, life skills and access to training, education and employment.We would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who participated to experience in a small way what many others face on daily basis. We’d also like to thank all of the local businesses who got involved, including those who took part and those that donated food, funds and other resources for the event. Without all of your support this event would not be possible, thank you!