Twotopawards­for SOSAD­sui­cidechar­ity

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By ALI­SON COMYN

“It re­ally brings home the im­pact we have, and just how im­por­tant it is to keep our doors open.”

The char­ity, which has its lo­cal of­fice in Mag­da­lene Street, re­lies on fundrais­ing to keep its phone­lines op­er­a­tional.

They just re­ceived a cheque from Drogheda Credit Union for €2,500, and they are hop­ing more can be raised in their forth­com­ing drive this month.

Hit the Right Note is an event tak­ing place on Satur­day De­cem­ber 15th pro­mot­ing pos­i­tive men­tal health through mu­sic.

Mu­si­cians, singers, choirs, dancers and more will be per­form­ing through­out Drogheda to pro­mote men­tal health aware­ness and raise much needed funds for SOSAD.

“This is go­ing to be a mas­sive all-day busk­ing event, and we think there’ll be a great at­mos­phere in the town, like a mini-Fleadh,” she ex­plains.

“We’re work­ing closely with De­clan Power in the Bar­bican and Kelly Kier­ans, and we have lots of traders on board to pro­vide re­fresh­ments, and we’ve had bands and singers from Dublin and Newry con­tact us want­ing to join in.”

SOSAD is cur­rently look­ing for vol­un­teers to as­sist with the fundrais­ing el­e­ment of the event. They will be po­si­tioned in a va­ri­ety of lo­ca­tions around the town (near to the per­form­ers) and ros­tered on two-hour shifts.

“This is such an im­por­tant fundrais­ing, as well as aware­ness-rais­ing event, as this time of the year can be dif­fi­cult for a lot of peo­ple.

“If any­one is feel­ing the pres­sure, SOSAD can be con­tacted on 041 984 8754.

Carmel Han­cock and Mad­die Mor­gan from SOSAD with their awards

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