Over €16,000 has been raised during a walk for the homeless, with the funds going to soup runs across Dublin.

Danielle Murray from the ‘Walking for the Homeless’ group told Dublin Gazette how she started the walks for the homeless.

“[We set up] Walking For The Homeless three years ago. A girl called Ashling Lowe was setting up a walk from Trim to Dublin and posted it on Facebook.

“I had seen her post and decided to set a walk from Shankill and meet their group in Dublin City Centre.

“We all get sponsorship cards and have raised all the money through that!”

Danielle said she is “absolutely stunned” by the response of kind-hearted people. 

“We are absolutely stunned with the response of the walk this year, and absolutely delighted with the €16,750.

“All the money got divided between eight soup runs.”

Many locals have been praising the efforts of everyone involved. One wrote online: “Well done to everyone involved, that’s some amount raised. Fair play to you all.”

While another wrote: “Well done everyone. So blessed to have people like you in this world…”