Halloween sleep-out for Fr Paul O'Reilly SJ
On 31st October Fr Paul O’Reilly SJ will be sleeping out overnight at Lord’s cricket ground with 150 people who want to help fight poverty and homelessness.
Fr O’Reilly is a GP at the Dr Hickey Surgery at the Cardinal Hume Centre, which serves street homeless people.
“I am taking part to help raise vitally needed funds for the Cardinal Hume Centre’s work tackling poverty and homelessness” said Fr Paul.
“While sleeping out for this one night does not compare to the reality for those people who face it day in and day out, the act of solidarity will help highlight the issue of poverty and raise funds for the Centre’s work.”
Last year over 1,400 people came to the Centre looking for help, advice and support as times became tougher for them and their families. At the Centre people such as Leila, 24, who fled the conflict in Syria, are given a home and the support to turn their lives around. Read Lelia’s story
Please sponsor Fr Paul and help send the message that homelessness and poverty should simply not exist in the modern world.