Athlone group to sleep out for charity

A local group representing Midlands Simon are hoping to increase awareness around the issue of homelessness by holding a ‘Sleep out for Simon’ in Kilmartins N6 Service Station on Friday July 12.

The group of individuals from all walks of life have one common vision - to end homelessness. The group will sleep out in the forecourt of Kilmartins N6 Service Station on Friday July 12 from 9pm that night to 9am the following morning, in order to raise funds and awareness for the Midlands Simon Community.

This is the second year that Kilmartins N6 have agreed to host the ‘sleep out’ and their support to Midlands Simon over the years has been paramount to the progress they have made as an organisation. It is hoped to build on the success of last year’s sleep out. People can sponsor the sleep out by calling Declan on (085 ) 7288010, or by sponsoring the event online on their MyCharity.ie page at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/sleepoutforsimon/

It is also an opportunity for people to show their solidarity with those who have experienced homelessness in Athlone and the Midlands.

CEO of Midlands Simon, Tony O’Riordan, expressed his gratitude to the volunteers involved and also to Damian and Rachael Kilmartin for their support in facilitating the sleep out.

If you would like more information on how you can make a difference, please contact Declan O Connor on (085 ) 7288010, email [email protected], or find on Facebook.

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