Local business leaders raise over €200,600 for COPE Galway

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some of the 39 business leaders who took part in the 11th annual COPE Galway Business Leaders Sleep Out in December

COPE Galway has announced that the 2022 Business Leaders’ Sleep Out has so far raised over €200,600 for their Homeless Service, with further donations still expected over the coming weeks.

Thirty-nine local business leaders took on the challenge to sleep out over 12 hours on Shop Street on a cold night in early December to raise vital funds for the charity.

Sharon Fitzpatrick, COPE Galway’s Head of Development, said they are “so grateful to the business community and their supporters for raising these vital funds for our Homeless Service at a time when more and more people are becoming homeless, and the need for our service is growing rapidly.”

The funds raised will allow COPE Galway to continue to develop and expand innovative services to support children, women and men while they remain in temporary or transitionary accommodation for extended periods of time over the year ahead. 

Pictured above are some of the 39 business leaders who took part in the 11th annual COPE Galway Business Leaders Sleep Out on December 2, raising vital funds for COPE Galway’s Homeless Service.

(Front Row) Marisa and Damian McGreal, MARIDAM CCE; Ger Broderick, Bank of Ireland; Martin Noone, Medtronic; Ciara Daly, Conquer Digital; Joey Bell, Kenny Galway; Michelle Ruane, Queen of Clean; Sharon Fitzpatrick, COPE Galway; Nick O’Keefe, Premier Property Group.  

(Back row) Leonie Woutersen, COPE Galway; Tom Dempsey, TD Flooring; David Ruane, Intuity Technologies; Gus McCarthy, MKO; Martin O’Connor, COPE Galway; James Livesey, University of Galway; David Noone, Dockket. 

To view the impact of the Business Leaders Sleepout, and to see a video from the night, visit copegalwaysleepout.ie/impact