Spare beds and big hearts in Castlebar required!
On Sunday evening 28th of April (just less than two weeks away) The cycle against suicide, supported by 2fm will stop over for the night in Castlebar. It is one of 14 stops on the nationwide tour.
Suicide is claiming the lives of at least 500 people in Ireland every year. The consequences are devastating.
Cycle Against Suicide is a voluntary organisation, with the following aims:
* Raise awareness of this prevelant issue
* Offer reassurance that it's OK not to be OK, and that it's more than OK to ask for help
* Direct people who are in need to where this critical help is available both locally and nationally.
They are asking the people of Castlebar to open their homes to the cyclists and crew, providing a bed, a shower, a dinner that evening and a breakfast the following morning, basic hearty fare is perfect. The requirement is 110 beds.
The cyclists will arrive at approx. 5-6pm on Sunday evening. There will be a public information meeting in St. Joseph's Secondary school that evening with details to be confirmed. There are efforts to arrange an option of entertainment that evening, again to be confirmed. The cyclists and crew will depart again early the next morning.
There is a huge short fall in Castlebar, as of today, Tuesday, only 30 of the 110 beds required have been pledged. I honestly think the only short fall is in awareness of the event locally. Most towns had a regional coordinator but unfortunately Castlebar did not until recent days.
This is a great cause and a great opportunity for Castlebar to showcase the warmth of our welcome.
If you need any more information please contact Nathy, Helen, or go to the website http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com
For those of you unable to offer a bed, please spread the word and forward this link to anyone you know with a spare bed and a big heart.