Gary Kennedy

Limerick Business Leader

Greencore Group plc, Chair

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Mission Statement

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 10,000, the highest figure recorded since before the pandemic due to a lack of affordable, secure housing in Ireland. Right now, there are 1,366 families, including 3,028 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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€1000 raised

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50% of Fundraising Target

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Thank you to my Sponsors

1,000

Gary Kennedy

500

Mcgarrell Reilly Group

Best wishes from all at McGarrell Reilly

500

Pk

Great cause, well done Gary. PK

500

Kyran Mclaughlin

500

Sean Reilly

Best of luck on the 14th, Gary. Great cause

250

Tony Mcardle

Best of luck Gary

200

Pat Gunne

Go for gold Gary well done

200

Heather Ann

Great cause Gary, good luck

200

Emma Hynes

Well done Gary!

125

Patrick Coveney

Another great example of your generosity; I hope the back holds up!

100

Gary Mcgann

Best of luck Gary!

100

Tom O'connor

Well done Gary - a great cause.

100

Linda Hickey

wrap up warm Gary!

100

Niall O'buachalla

Fair play to you Gary. A great cause.

100

Raymond Reilly

Best wishes on the night.