Believe In People


Simon Week 2011

Simon Week 2011 3rd – 9th of Oct – Believe in People

Simon Week is a national awareness campaign and will take place from the 3rd to the 9th of October 2011 and will involve a wide range of events and activities at a local, regional and national level. This is the fourth annual Simon Week which has grown from year to year;

Objectives of Simon Week 2011

  •  To increase awareness of homelessness and associated issues in Ireland.
  •  To create greater awareness of the Simon Communities of Ireland, the local Simon Communities and the work that the Communities engage in.
  •  To remind people that everyone has a role to play in ending homelessness and to encourage people to get involved by volunteering, participating in events and donating

Day 1: Saturday, 1st October 2011

Football TournamentCommunity Cup, Athlone IT. (1pm) Midlands Simon CommunityChurch Gate Collection 19 Different Donegal Locations North West Simon Community


Day2: Sunday, 2nd October 2011


Church Gate Collection 19 Different Donegal LocationsNorth West Simon Community


Day3: Monday, 3rd October 2011


Homelessness & Health Seminar - Making the LinkRadisson Blu Hotel, Dublin(10.15am - 4.30pm) SCI, National OfficeSimon's Eye Photo Exhibit - Galway City Library(9am - 5pm) Galway Simon CommunitySleep Out - Waterford South East Simon CommunityCommunitywide Art Project The Glass Pod, South Mall (5.30pm)Cork Simon Community


Day 4: Tuesday, 4th October 2011


Service User Card Night Knockrea House, Galway - Private EventGalway Simon CommunitySimon's Eye Photo ExhibitGalway City LibraryGalway Simon CommunityCommunity DayCork Council Chamber Residents, Volunteers & Staff meet elected representativesTBCCork Simon CommunityCoffee MorningCarrick on Shannon (Time TBC) North West Simon CommunityRecognition CeremonyThe Recognition Ceremony will acknowledge the participation and achievement of all the service users who took part in the various workshopsSavoy Cinema, Dublin Dublin Simon Community


Day5: Wednesday, 5th October 2011


Bucket Collection Sligo Town Centre (Time - TBC)North West Simon CommunityTable Quiz Spirit Store (7.30pm - €5 per person, teams of 4)Dundalk Simon CommunityBucket Collection Town Centre, Dundalk (10am - 6pm)Dundalk Simon CommunityCommunity Day Team & Individual Recognition AwardsMont Clare Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin (Time - TBC)Dublin Simon CommunityVolunteer Appreciation Coffee MorningVenue TBC (11am)Galway Simon CommunitySimon's EyePhoto ExhibitGalway City Library (9am - 5pm)Galway Simon CommunityPop Up Clinic Clonmel (Venue & Time TBC)South East Simon CommunityResearch Launch Breakfast EventHealth & Homelessness, The Electric, South Mall, Cork (8.30am onwards) Cork Simon CommunityDublin Simon Community DayThe theme is ‘Mindfulness’. We will also be acknowledging Individual / Team Recognition awards on the day.Mont Clare Hotel, Merrion Square Dublin Simon Community


Day6: Thursday, 6th October 2011


Simon's Annual Political BriefingAV Room, Leinster House (11am-2pm)SCI National OfficeSimon's Eye Photo ExhibitGalway City LibraryGalway Simon CommunityPop Up Clinic Clonmel South East Simon CommuityMusic Event - Songs from the D-Block & other Life StoriesTriskel Churchchurch (1pm)Cork Simon CommunityDublin Simon Flag Day Grafton Street (12-9pm)Dublin Simon CommunityBook SaleLong Walk Shopping Centre (10am - 7pm) Dundalk Simon Community


Day7: Friday, 7th October 2011


Book Sale Long Walk Shopping Centre (10am-7pm)Dundalk Simon CommunityStreet Sleep Sligo and Letterkenny (Times TBC)North West Simon CommunitySimon's Eye Photo ExhibitGalway City LibraryGalway Simon CommunityPop Up RestaurantTBAGalway Simon CommunitySimon's Volunteers Making a World of Difference EventAVIVA Stadium (1pm - 3pm)SCI National OfficeCork Simon 40th Anniversary Time CapsuleLaunch by Cork's Lord MayorClanmorin House, Boreenmanna Road (11am)Cork Simon Community


Day8: Saturday, 8th of October 2011


Pop Up RestuarantTo be announced on the nightGalway Simon CommunityPoker Night Poker Texas Hold 'Em Eglinton Casino (8.30pm onwards)Galway Simon CommunitySimon's Eye Photo ExhibitGalway City Library Galway Simon Community'The Stuff of Life' Exhibition The Glass Pod, South Mall (10am - 5pm)Cork Simon CommunityBook Sale Long Walk Shopping Centre (10am - 7am)Dundalk Simon CommunityBucket CollectionAthlone Town Centre (Time - TBC) Midlands Simon CommunityBucket CollectionCarrick-on-Shannon (Venue & time TBC) North West Simon CommunityBag PackSupervalu, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim (Time - TBC)North West Simon CommunityPhoenix Park 5km Fun RunStarting from near St. Mary's Hospital. Children start at 9.30am, Adults start at 10.30amDublin Simon Community


Day9: Sunday, 9th October 2011


Neighbourhood DayTea & chat with the neighbours - all projects (11am-1pm)Cork Simon CommunityBucket Collection Athlone Town Centre (Time TBC)Midlands Simon Community  

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