Shine a Light Night Banner - Ireland at night illustration with a yellow torch shining 'Shine a Light Night' to the right and 'Friday 15th October - Give one night to change a lifetime' on the left
Shine a Light Night Banner - Ireland at night illustration with a yellow torch shining 'Shine a Light Night' to the right and 'Friday 15th October - Give one night to change a lifetime' on the left

Students all around Ireland are being asked to take one night and sleep out at their school to help tackle homelessness by raising awareness and vitals funds for those without a home in Ireland today.

Your class, year group and school can be a part of something amazing!

As the homelessness crisis continues, this year we need the help of students across Ireland to raise awareness on this crisis. In Ireland today there are 930 families experiencing homelessness in Ireland, including 2,129 children.

Focus Ireland works to bring about real and lasting change for the people who need our help. With your support, Focus Ireland can reach even more people on the brink of homelessness and make a real and lasting difference to those individuals, families and children currently living in emergency accommodation.

Sign up with your school and join us, Bord Gáis Energy, and schools all over Ireland on Shine A Light Night 2021!

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Lady holding sleeping bags outside and wearing a Shine A Light Night beanie from 2020's event

Why take part?

On Friday October 15th, students all around Ireland will bed down for the night on their school grounds and help tackle homelessness by raising awareness and vital funds to provide services for those in need.

Take part in Shine a Light Night with your friends, classmates, or school by organising a sleep-out in your school and fundraising together.

See below for more information and guidelines on how to organise your school sleep-out and for fundraising tips and tricks!

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Fundraising guideHow to register

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