edwina cahill

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We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. We work with people who need support to avoid becoming homeless and who need help to end their experience of homelessness and move into a safe and secure home. From the very beginning, our work has been rooted in deep listening to people, learning about the problems and risks they face and pointing to where the solutions lie. This approach provides the bedrock on which we stand.

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On Friday 14th of October, I will be sleeping out for one night to shine a light on homelessness in Ireland and raise vital funds for Focus Ireland. 

In May, homelessness figures surpassed 10,500, the highest figure recorded since before the pandemic due to a lack of affordable, secure housing in Ireland. Right now, there are 1,423 families, including 3,137 children without a home. These families can spend up to two years in a one-bedroom room in an emergency accommodation situation, which has a significant impact on mental health, self-esteem, and child development. 

However, homelessness would be much worse without the work of Focus Ireland.  Focus Ireland are ending homelessness every day for families and individuals and our services are working hard to protect people who are currently homeless – especially children from the trauma caused by homelessness.  

Please donate to my Shine A Light Night to help Focus Ireland support the thousands of families and children without a home in Ireland right now.

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Friday 30th Sep
Tommy has passed his original target of originally 250 euro. He now has set a challenge for himself of a target of 700 euro. 

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Friday 30th Sep
Tommy making front page of local paper in a bid to make as much as possible for his big night ahead

homelessness ireland

Thursday 15th Sep
Hey everyone. Me and my fantastic son are doing shine a light on the night of his birthday Oct 14th. He is turning 8. This means so much to us both to do this and fundraise for our country that is in dire need o help. Homelessness is becoming bigger by the minute. We have set a target to 250. Any donations will be appreciated big or small. 
We will update alon the way of where we will be sleeping out on the night of the 14th and give plenty pictures 

Thank you to my Sponsors


William Barrett


Breda Barrett

Well done. Wonderful teachings for Tommy. Xx


Cliona Mc Mahon


Patrick Cahill


Michael Biggane


Denise Cronin

Best of luck Tommy ❤️


Karen Brosnan


Sheila Vaughan

Well done Tommy and Edwina xx


Anne O Connor

Well done Edwina and Tommy 🥰


Lesley Biggane


Ger & Tina Mccarthy


Fiona Rea

Best of luck with it! X


Martin Lowe


John Parker

Best of luck with the charity fundraiser.


Geraldine Guiney Heffernan

Well done 👍


Noreen Roche

Best of luck to you both.


Edwina Cahill


Katie Mcgrath


Sandra Buckley

Good Luck Edwina n Tommy.


Trevor Maher

Well done Tommy & Edwina. His a credit to ya ❤️


Dawn O Keeffe

Absolutely brilliant stuff edwina and fair play to Tommy to give up his birthday to do something like this! Ye should be very very proud of yer selves, best of look with it and have a safe one, much love to ye ❤️❤️



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Christine Flynn

Well done Tommy and Mammy.


Mary Horgan


Julie O Brien

Well done and all the best with it 👍


Breda Griffin


Shane O Connor

Well done guys From Shane una Ellie and Doireann


Tracey Lilley