Town comes to­gether to re­mem­ber young man

Evening Times - - NEWS -

MORE than 200 peo­ple took part in a can­dlelit walk in mem­ory of pop­u­lar Cum­ber­nauld man Tony Rice.

Friends and fam­ily of the 24-year-old walked around Broad­wood Loch on Sun­day to raise aware­ness of Tony’s Safe Place, set up af­ter he trag­i­cally took his own life. The group helps any­one af­fected by sui­cide or men­tal health, and en­cour­ages those need­ing help to reach out.

The town has lost four men un­der 30 to sui­cide in the last month.

A spokes­woman for

Tony’s Safe Place said: “There was not one sin­gle one of you who have it easy out there, but ev­ery one of you came to­gether to sup­port each other in a time of grief and that shows strength and unity in a com­mu­nity bro­ken but not be­yond re­pair.

“We will re­pair it to­gether. We’re not los­ing any­one else.”

The group thanked Gerry McMa­hon and Frankie Mur­phy for their help with the event.

Learn more at https:// www.face­book.com/ Tonys­safe­place/

Tony Rice, left, was re­mem­bered with a can­dlelit walk at Broad­wood Loch

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