Posted on Monday 22 October 2018 by Shelter NI
We are thrilled to announce Shelter NI Omagh Sleep Out, so get your warmest clothes and sleeping bag and come join us on this great night.
After the success of last year’s Sleepout at QUB, this year Shelter NI will be sleeping out on Friday, 30th November 2018 at 1 Market Street, Omagh, home to our very own Project SLATE.
In SLATE we support young people aged 16-25, providing a free and confidential service for young people seeking assistance and advice, as well as supporting living accommodation and floating support services to young adults at risk of homelessness in Omagh.
Every day across Northern Ireland 50 families and individuals present as homeless.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
We are taking to the streets for the night not only in solidarity with people who are roofless, but also to render visible the more hidden forms of homelessness: those living in temporary accommodation such as a hostel or bed and breakfast; ‘sofa-surfing’; those at risk of violence if they remain in their homes; people living in poor conditions that are damaging to their health; or those living in homes unsuitable for them.
By sleeping out for the night we hope to raise vital funds to continue combating homelessness and poor housing conditions and provide housing services and advice throughout GABLE and SLATE projects which last financial year helped approximately 550 people.
How can you join us?
Please register here, you must be over 18 to participate in this event. Once you submitted your registration a member of our team will contact you via email to give you further instructions.
We ask each participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. The easiest way to do this is via LocalGiving.com or on Facebook Fundraisers.
How to get there?
You can get a bus to Omagh Bus Depot, cross the bridge and walk towards High Street and turn left.
If traveling by car, you can park your car at Market Street car park.
Who to contact if I have any questions?
Please contact Ânia or Ellie if you have any at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIME: 7pm - 7am
LOCATION: 1 Market Street, Omagh
REGISTRATION: Please register here
Join us on 30th November to Sleepout on the streets of Omagh to raise vital funds or donate here.