Tiglin raise over €21,000 in support of those homeless over the Christmas period

Tiglin hosted a Christmas Sleepout in Greystones on Friday, December 15th, 2023, which raised over €21,000, in support of people who are homeless.

In the run up to the event Tiglin highlighted that there will be nearly 4000 children who will be homeless over Christmas. On the night hundreds of people gathered at the marquee in the Marina, Greystones, which is also serving as the Christmas on the Plaza Market. There were multiple performances from musicians including Luke Carrig, Gavin Murphy and Paddy Casey.

Following the performances a Christmas movie was screened. Also in attendance was the new Cathaoirleach of the Greystones Municipal District, Cllr Stephen Stokes who addressed the sleepout event to praise all involved.

Speaking about the event Cllr Stokes stated: “It was a great honour to support the event, and show solidarity with the homeless. I would like to commend Tiglin for organising the sleepout. There was a great vibe, as people rallied for a good cause. It is a testament to all of the coordinators, volunteers and performers that it was such a success. The funds raised will support many people facing great difficulty.”

Tiglin is a registered charity that helps people overcome addiction and homelessness. They have assisted hundreds of people and their families in improving their lives. Tiglin provides residential rehabilitation programmes and transitional assistance for men and women in addiction or homelessness.

Their rehabilitation programmes take an evidence-based holistic approach to deal with addiction. Tiglin also seeks to equip people in their care with personal and professional skills to help people return to life in society. This means training people and giving them skills, ranging from courses in further education, qualifying employment certificates, counselling, parenting skills, and family therapy to barista training in their social enterprise café. Rise at the Cove in Greystones is one of their facilities making a positive difference.

Additionally Tiglin operate a number of centres throughout Leinster. On the same evening as the sleepout, Tiglin at the Lighthouse in Dublin City experienced its record day, where over 450 people came in to avail of the evening service alone.

Many people had to be turned away because the facility was unable to cope with such high numbers.  This influx comes as a result of the single asylum seekers who are referred to Tiglin’s service and who are no longer accommodated by the International Protection Office.

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