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Saturday 20 September 2014

Students get on their bikes!

Fintan Lambe

Published 13/05/2014 | 05:34

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The Gorey Community School Students Council who helped organise the cycling event for Console.

THE CYCLE Against Suicide may have taken a different route around Ireland this year, but the memory of last year's visit to Gorey Community School lives on, and in support of this year's event, students organised an all day cycle at the school.

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The Student Council attended a Cycle Against Suicide Congress Day in January, and as a follow up, they and school chaplain Grainne Mulcahy organised an all day cycle event at the school for students and teachers to highlight the message of Cycle Against Suicide founder Jim Breen which states 'it's okay not to feel okay, and it's okay to ask for help', and that 'shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide'.

There was also entertainment on the day, and mental health support group representatives, Ellen Ryle of Grow and Ray Cullen of Talk to Tom, were present to give advice and information.

Money raised at the event amounted to €200 and this was presented to Michael Ryan, Bunclody, who was there on behalf of Console.

Michael releases doves for special family events and the proceeds go to Console.

Thanks were sent to all who took part and supported the event.

Gorey Guardian

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