The Belvedere College "Annual Sleep-Out" will take place on 22nd to the 24th of December in two locations; outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2 and at the GPO, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

As Christmas approaches, for most of us happiness is the dominant mood. However for many on our streets, Christmas is just another cold day to endure. As more and more cuts are implemented those who have been invisible even in the boom years remain so. Students of the Sleep Out will experience only a fraction of the suffering of Dublin's homeless, but with the help of the public they will be able to raise enough money so that charities can supply the basic Human Rights to these people that they have been denied.

First established in 1983, the Sleep Out comprises of a joint group of past & present pupils sleeping out on the streets of Dublin to raise funds and create awareness for a number of charities including the Peter McVerry Trust and Focus Ireland.

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Brian Whelan © Belvedere College S.J.