Tipperary To Raise Funds For Vital Work Of The Simon Community

Pyjama parties, bake sales, fancy dress and funky hair styles, it’s that time of year again at Peter Mark! The annual Petermarkathon fundraiser is back and coming to Peter Mark Market Place Clonmel, Tipperary from Friday 27th – Monday 30th October 2017. This year, the Peter Mark team aim to raise much needed funds for The Simon Community and specifically contribute to maintaining the support facilities for homeless individuals in crisis as part of the “Make it Home” campaign.


The vital work of the Simon Community is needed now more than ever as Ireland faces a housing and homelessness crisis. The charity focuses not on managing but ending homelessness, ensuring that people on the edge maintain and keep their homes. The overall aim of the “Make it Home” campaign is to keep and ensure homes for some of the most vulnerable people in society.


All eight Simon Communities and The Simon Community Northern Ireland will partake in this wonderful campaign with each of the 71 Peter Mark salons in Ireland also involved. Funds raised will help local Simon Communities deliver vital services.


Speaking about the initiative, Peter O’Rourke, CEO, Peter Mark said, “We are delighted to be able to take part in the “Make it Home” initiative to help raise much needed funds for The Simon Communities in Ireland. We know our customers will get behind this year’s Petermarkthon in their usual inimitable spirit and style”.


Brian Ingarfield of The Simon Communities “We are thankful to Peter Mark for supporting the Simon Communities nationwide with this wonderful initiative. The management, staff and customers create a unique, special event each year which brings joy while raising much needed funds for those in need.”


To find the location of your nearest Peter Mark salon, see www.petermark.ie.

For more information about The Simon Community, see www.simon.ie


About the Simon Communities of Ireland

The Simon Communities in Ireland are a network of eight regionally based independent Simon Communities based in Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, the Midlands, the Mid West, the North West and the South East that share common values and ethos in tackling all forms of homelessness throughout Ireland, supported by a National Office. The Simon Communities have been providing services in Ireland for over 45 years. The Simon Communities deliver vital support and service to over 8,300 people and families throughout Ireland who experience – or are at risk of – homelessness every year. Whatever the issue, for as long as we are needed, Simon’s door is always open.


In the past year:

1,932 people were supported in housing all around the country.

2,384 people accessed Specialist Treatment and Support Services

4,134 people accessed Prevention and Early Intervention Services.

1,030 people accessed Emergency Accommodation.

911 people accessed Education, Training and Employment Services.

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