Lockdown Loot

Brother and sister team, Ava and Daniel Shorten from Mallow put all their creative talents to work during lockdown to produce Lockdown Loot – a book of their stories, poems and illustrations.

Inspired by pandemic restrictions, 10 year old Ava and Daniel – a year her junior, insisted that the proceeds from the sale of the book go towards funding our services for men and women experiencing homelessness.

“That poor person is homeless, where will they sleep?”

Ava and Daniel Shorten

On their regular visits into Cork City, Ava and Daniel see the reality of homelessness, prompting many questions to their mam and dad about what they see. They’ve even come to recognise some familiar faces…

Ava and Daniel are donating all proceeds from the sale of their book to our services to help improve the lives of the men and women we support.

Thank you Ava and Daniel for believing in people; believing that we all have a part to play in tackling homelessness.

Lockdown Loot costs just €7.

Fill in the Contact Form below and Margaret – from our Fundraising team – will be in touch to process your donation and arrange shipping.


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“This pandemic has had plenty of negative effects. Those who don’t have a safe, loving home to call their own are more vulnerable than ever. Read this book for yourself and for them.”

Paddy O’Brien, Cork Person of the Year 2019 and author of the book's foreword