Monday 21 October 2019

Help Cycle Against Suicide

This year's Cycle Against Suicide's main event will be coming into Mallow on Thursday, May 2 and those participating in this event are dependent upon the generosity of locals in each town they visit, and in surrounding areas, to cater for cyclists using a Homestay Programme.

Without this support the group would struggle to continue the cycle as it would become too expensive for the cyclists to take part.

Approximately 800 people in Ireland die by suicide each year, so the cyclists will cycle 80kKm, one kilometre for each person lost by suicide.

As part of the National Co-Ordinating team, the group are working to secure beds for 200 cyclists and back-up crew. The organisers are asking the community of Mallow and surrounds to get in touch. If you have a spare bed in your home, please offer it to a cyclist, provide them with a meal and a chance to freshen up.

Those who are interested can offer support as a homestay host family today by e-mailing or by phoning Mike Bourke on 087 248 6143.

Together, it's shoulder to shoulder to break the cycle of suicide in Ireland.