Volunteers from across the county slept out on Friday last in Letterkenny to help raise much-needed awareness and funds for North West Simon Community.
Over 30 volunteers turned out for the annual event with €2,408 raised during the collection on the night.
North West Simon Community work to prevent and resolve homelessness throughout Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo.
In 2018, the cause provided supported housing, tenancy support, and settlement services, to a total of 371 people.
On behalf of North West Simon Community, Collette Ferguson, Donegal Development Officer, expressed her deepest gratitude to each and every one of the 35 volunteers for stepping out of their comfort zones for one night only so, others don’t have to.
She said: “From the onset, the Volunteers who participated were extremely positive and motivated to create much-needed awareness and funds for the North West Simon Community.”
Collette also thanked the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years.
Collette went on to say, that they were wonderful ambassadors for the cause and shared a positive message to many businesses who supported and or sponsored them on the night, to include:
- AIB Letterkenny
- BD Recovery, Carndonagh
- Ciara PT Fitness
- Crana Stables, Buncrana
- Century Complex, Letterkenny
- Duds & Suds Dry Cleaners
- Food for Thought, Buncrana
- Friers Rest Chip Shop,
- Guildea Butchers, Letterkenny
- Harte Insurance
- JD Doherty & Sons, Malin
- Menarys, Letterkenny,
- Optum, Letterkenny
- Stateside American Restaurant, Letterkenny
She added: “Thank you to each and everyone who gave so generously and thank you to all the Bars and Hotels for permitting access to carry out the collection, it means so much.
Collette would also thank the Brewery Bar, Four Lanterns and Pats Pizza for their kindness and hospitality during the night and for the ongoing support over the years.
“Thank you, Cllr. John O’Donnell for launching the night and for his kind words of encouragement to the Volunteers and North West Simon Community.
“Finally, thanks to the Garda for the noticeable presence throughout the night and for keeping a watchful eye on the Volunteers.
“Thank you, one and all and be sure to save the date for next year!”Tags: