A SINGLE night out WITH A MASSIVE IMPACT IN 2022
Meals provided in the Focus Ireland Coffee Shop
Young people supported in the 6 months following their exit from the foster care system
Customers provided with advice and information
Families placed in long term accommodation for a year
Each of the above figures represents an example of the impact made possible thanks to the funds raised at last year’s Shine A Light.
Focus Ireland & Bord Gáis Energy
Bord Gáis Energy has been supporting Focus Ireland since 2015 and 2023 will mark the fifth year of their sponsorship of Shine A Light. Over the last eight years, Bord Gáis Energy has learned the importance of giving back to those who need help the most. Their employees, stakeholders and customers regularly join us in volunteering efforts – something which has proven incredibly important in creating a meaningful CSR (corporate social responsibility) partnership with Focus Ireland. The collective efforts of these groups have raised over €6 million through the Shine A Light campaign. Bord Gáis Energy has also pledged a further €2 million to help tackle family homelessness. Together, with the support of Bord Gáis Energy and your amazing fundraising, we’re aiming to raise €1.2 million in 2023 to support people experiencing homelessness across the country.
Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy
Life President & Founder, Focus Ireland
About Focus Ireland
Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland. We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential and wrong because it can be prevented and solved; allowing it to continue undermines society. We need to challenge our society to think and act differently. We are committed to challenging everything about homelessness: the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.
About Bord Gáis Energy
Bord Gáis Energy has been in operation since 1976 and today provides gas, electricity and sustainable energy products and services to over 730,000 residential and business customers in Ireland. As an energy services and supply company they are committed to satisfying the changing needs of their customers and helping them transition to a lower carbon future. To be successful, the transition to net zero needs to be a fully inclusive journey and involve all communities and sectors of society; this is called a ‘just transition’.
Bord Gáis Energy will work hard to do everything they can to support the most vulnerable in society. Their pledge is to bring all their customers to net zero by 2050, by offering an ever-growing range of sustainable products such as solar panel installation, electric vehicle chargers, heat pump installation and more. In fact, they aim to become a one-stop-shop for all your sustainable energy needs.
In July 2014, they became part of the global Centrica plc Group. Centrica is active in the energy chain − from sourcing energy to saving it − and this helps Bord Gáis Energy operate more efficiently. Join them on a transformative journey to a net zero future!