Statement from Francis Timmons (Fundraising committee)

The Beacon of Light counselling service is based in Collinstown Close, Neilstown, Clondalkin.  In 2010 they lost a major grant that has left them in serious financial difficulty. The Beacon of Light fundraising committee was set up in 2013 to aim to raise funds to aid the work of Beacon of Light Counselling Centre.


They currently have a waiting list of 45 people and 14 of these are Children. There is normally 100-120 counselling sessions provided weekly.  The Beacon of Light counsellors are mainly volunteers, the reception staff are JI and CE Workers without their assistance Beacon of Light Counselling Centre would have to close this much needed service.

Beacon of Light supports people through Individual Counseling, Family Support, Suicide prevention, Workshops and Counseling for children from 7 years and their parents.  Beacon of Light Counseling Centre offers counseling to those who need it, at a cost appropriate to the person’s current circumstances.  Issues and feelings are explored in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental way.  This enables those seeing help to explore and process feelings and look at options in order to choose a positive way forward.   The counselor may offer options for other support services, but you make all the decisions.

To help raise funds for Beacon of Light Counselling Centre, we are holding a Balloon Launch and Table Quiz – Raffle on 13th September in the Waterside Pub Clondalkin with DJ Dermo to raise vital funds. The Balloon Launch is at 8pm in the Waterside carpark and this will be followed by quiz and raffle.

If you require any additional information or can help in any way please contact fundraising committee volunteer Francis Timmons @ 087 286 9315 or Telephone the Beacon of Light at 01-4578700.  Website @