A Virtual Sleepout - 4th December 2020

Dear Teachers and Students,

The Dundalk Simon community have been hit very hard during Covid-19. Unfortunately most of our fundraising events had to be cancelled.

The fundraising events we hope to do this year (keeping to COVID guidelines) are Christmas Church Gate collections (awaiting direction from local Churches) and our biggest fundraiser, our Annual Sleepout.

The sleepout is organised by one of our loyal volunteers Maeve Curtis & friends, on the first Friday of December every year at the Market Square in Dundalk.

This year is going to be different, we are organising a virtual sleepout.

Maeve is currently organising the sleepout and we are hoping to encourage people to do the sleepout in their workplace, gardens, living room floors etc. on Friday 4th December.

Please find attached a Poster for your notice board; if you could promote the event to all your staff and students.  We would also love it if all participants would post their sleepout experience on our Facebook & Web page.

In previous years a bucket collection would have taken place at the square and in the surrounding streets on the night and this would have raised a large amount of money, we can no longer do this, so we are trying to get as much sponsorship as possible.

You can help us start fundraising on Justgiving by following the link: www.justgiving.com/campaign/dundalk-simon-sleep-out-2020 or request sponsorship cards from our Seatown office at 042-9339583.

We are also hoping to get local radio stations & newspapers involved and advertise on social media.

We would love it if your students were to get involved and help us make this fundraiser an even bigger event than previous years.

We would love feedback from you & your students and if you have any ideas to make this event better than ever before, please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

Yvonne Carr

Dundalk Simon Community, 

26 Seatown House, Dundalk.

042 9339583

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