Town comes together to remember young man
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