There's a lot of talk about the
homeless situation in Dublin at the moment but one local business has
decided that it's “high time we got off our bar stools and did
something about it”.
Sober Lane in Dublin 4 has just
launched a new campaign and is asking customers to leave their
home comforts behind and take to the streets in order to raise
The Sleep Out for Focus Ireland will
take place on October 10, and aims to increase awareness
by having members of the public experience what it's truly like to
sleep on the streets for a night – so there'll be no outdoor
heaters or electricity involved.
The sleep out will take place in Cork
and Dublin from 8am to 8pm, with the Dublin event being held at
Clanna Gael Fontenoy in Ringsend.
All participants are asked to raise
€100 for Focus Ireland's homeless services and will be rewarded for
their efforts with a brunch at Sober Lane when the sleep-out finishes
on Sunday morning.
Both bars will be competing to see
which county can rustle up the most support so
do your bit by signing up