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26th Sep 2018

This race to help the homeless is a great day out for the entire family

Anna Daly

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Brought to you by Dublin Simon Community. 

Get those runners ready.

This race is a fun day out for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re five or eighty-five, if you’re fit as a fiddle or if, like many of us, you’re feeling a little breathy walking up those stairs at work.

At only eight kilometres long, you can run or walk it as you like – maybe the kids will even skip the entire thing. AND there’s a lovely treat afterwards for everyone too.

It’s bound to be a brill day out for everyone as well as a fun way to raise money for a great cause.

The homelessness and housing crisis is at an all-time high in Ireland and, at the moment, there are officially around 10,000 adults and children living without a home. Though this number does not include people sleeping rough, living in squats, or staying in domestic violence refuges.

Dublin Simon Community helps people and families who have lost their homes. Currently, they are looking after over 6,200 people and families in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan, and Monaghan.

The Simon Home Run is a way for the public to raise money to help thousands of people who find themselves in such a desperate position.

Dublin Simon Community provides services for people who find themselves without a home as well as helping those on the verge of homelessness. They work to prevent the issue before it becomes a reality so that no one ever has to experience the hardships of homelessness.

As the year moves into autumn, it is crucial that people are looked after and have somewhere safe to stay before the colder months of winter.

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To do your part to stop this crisis, sign yourself and the family up for the run on Saturday, 6 October. Registry for the event is €25 but children can run for free – no need to register them, just bring them along on the day.

As part of the entry process, Dublin Simon Community will also set you up with an optional fundraising page so friends and family also have the chance to show their support.

This day out isn’t just about the run though. There’s a small festival village at the finish line where you can get little goodie bags, some food and drinks, and there will be music and entertainment galore for the kids. What a perfect ending.

Sure the kids will just love it.

Brought to you by Dublin Simon Community.

Give a helping hand – or foot – at the Simon Home Run this October to raise money for the fight against homelessness. Register here to sign yourself up. The Dublin Simon Community has been working to stop homelessness since 1969. To learn more about this wonderful community, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram