Festival In Aid Of Homelessnes...


Festival In Aid Of Homelessness Happening In Dublin

Joe Caulfield
Joe Caulfield

06:23 20 Jun 2024

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Dublin Simon Community is hosting it's first community festival on the longest day of the year, in a bid to raise essential funds to combat homelessness in Dublin.
The event is being held at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus today between 2pm and 9pm.
On the main stage, festival-goers can look forward to live music performances by Lucan Gospel Choir, DJ Sam Kay and Ciaran Moran, stand-up comedy by Simon Hennessy, and acts by poet Mikey Cullen and pipe player Alex Hughes.
A kids' area will provide young families with fun activities, playtime, and face painting, while others can explore pop-up shops and fashion thrift stalls, as well as food from eateries like Paddy Pizza Pies and Mexican in Dublin.
In the designated wellness area, instructors such as Nicky Lewis, Emily Cramp and Silvio will offer bespoke yoga and a healing sound bath session with Sonas Sond.
TU Dublin’s campus will also host a series of workshops where guests can learn new skills and crafts, including the likes of a sustainable bunting-making workshop.
Dublin Simon is also encouraging surrounding communities to participate by hosting their own events such as garden/street parties, picnics, and wellness classes on the longest day.
More information on the kinds of events and how to organise them can be found on the charity’s website.
Louise Phipps, Events and Engagement Manager at Dublin Simon Community, says:
"We’re delighted to be collaborating with TU Dublin to create this family-friendly festival for the local Dublin community. We encourage everyone to come along and use the extra hours of sunlight to engage with their community, all while helping to raise valuable funds and crucial awareness to combat homelessness."
Dublin Simon’s Longest Day campaign raises essential funds for the 1,445 families, 4,527 single adults, and 3,188 children living homeless in Dublin.
Funds from the Longest Day Festival will support Dublin Simon’s essential services for the homeless community, including outreach support, emergency accommodation, and recovery services.

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