The seventh Annual Walk in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People takes place on Sunday, 6 June 2010 and the route once again is Glendalough to Dublin.

Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless

The Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People is located in Bow Street, next to Church Street Friary. They provide breakfasts, lunches and food for an average of 400 homeless people six days each week. The Centre runs this service under the direction of Br. Kevin Crowley OFM Cap and his team of staff and volunteers.

The recession and the plight of the homeless have been in the news a lot over the last year and so this year, once again volunteers are walking from Glendalough to Dublin to raise funds for this worthy cause. Their choice of location is Glendalough because it is a well known home of Irish Spirituality and the route over Glenmanass because its barrenness highlights the barrenness of the life a homeless person experiences. Even on a warm day, this route to Dublin is very exposed to all kinds of weather conditions cold, rain and strong winds. Despite this, many homeless often find they have to sleep rough in these hills.

As the walk is launched this April, the numbers attending the center are 350 daily for lunch and 1,100 weekly for parcels.

Further Information

Please click on the ‘walking woman’ on our website www.churchandhalston.irishcapuchins.com and find out more about this cause and their efforts.

Help

You can help in a practical way by:

  • posting the attached poster in your area Click here to download Capuchin Annual Walk
  • have it published in your local newspaper
  • forward this email to those who will pass the word

For those living close to the route please feel free to join the walkers anywhere along the road for part of the journey and/or join them for 7pm Gospel Mass in Church Street on Sunday 6 June.