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Sunday 24 March 2019

Friends of SOSAD draw

Friends of SOSAD Fundraising draw launched

Enda Rafferty speaking at the launch of the SoSad fundraising draw in The Crowne Plaza. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics.
Enda Rafferty speaking at the launch of the SoSad fundraising draw in The Crowne Plaza. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics.

Olivia Ryan

A new fundraising initiative for Dundalk SOSAD was launched last week in a bid to support the charity's vital work in town.

The Friends of SOSAD group, involving staff from Louth County Council unveiled details of the 'mega draw' which will take place on March 23rd in the Lisdoo.

Speaking on behalf of the charity, Gerry Duffy told the Argus: 'We are delighted that these efforts are being made to raise funds which will greatly assist the work of SOSAD in Dundalk.'

The draw, which features a range of top prizes up for grabs, including a weekend break, will help raise funds through the sale of tickets ahead of the big night.

SOSAD Dundalk recently launched an urgent appeal for the public's support to keep services available locally.

The group are 100% funded from donations, and receive no government funding.

SOSAD (Save Our Sons and Daughters) is a suicide prevention and bereavement support charity founded in 2006 by Louth man Peter Moroney and the Moroney family.

It currently has six offices and counselling centres, in Drogheda, Navan, Cavan, Dundalk, Carrickmacross and Tullamore.

SOSAD Ireland offers assistance to those who are suffering from mental health issues, including those who are at risk of suicide, who have attempted suicide, and also to the family and friends bereaved through suicide.

The charity also provide an emergency phone support service 24 hours a day from each branch, suicide interventions, psychological or suicide risk assessments and free one to one counselling, along with practical support, and awareness raising events.

Tickets for the fundraising draw are available from the SOSAD offices, Jocelyn Street.

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