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The Next Step is Focus Ireland’s Virtual Marathon, supported by Horizon Therapeutics!

You have the 30 days of April to walk, jog or run the 42.2km distance of a marathon. Not only will you be getting active as part of this personal challenge, but you will be taking The Next Step to fight family homelessness. The event is free to sign up and all you need to do is share your fundraising page and ask your friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you to complete the challenge. All the funds you raise will support Focus Ireland’s vital work. You can also track your progress for the challenge on your fundraising page by inputting your walks or runs or you can connect via Strava a

In 2020, Focus Ireland helped 810 families out of homelessness, including 4,000 children. It has been a difficult start to 2021 for us all. For families and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, it has been an unimaginable challenge.

Emergency accommodation is not a home for any child. We need your support now more than ever to move families and children out of homelessness amidst a global pandemic.

So, please take The Next Step to fight family homelessness and get fit this April with Focus Ireland. Whether it takes you 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks, you decide the pace and you decide the place!

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Get Social!

Find Focus Ireland on Instagram: @focusirelandcharity
Find Focus Ireland on Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn: @FocusIreland

We need you to shout on social media about why you are taking The Next Step to fight homelessness and raise much-needed funds for Focus Ireland. Share your progress throughout your virtual marathon in April on social and include your fundraising page URL. Tag @FocusIreland/@focusirelandcharity in your posts and use #TheNextStepFocusIreland. Let your friends family and colleagues know that you believe homelessness is wrong and you need their support.