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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Donabate students help raise awareness of suicide problem

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Donabate Community College students raising awareness of the suicide issue with their nine hour Bike4Life Cyclathon
Donabate Community College students raising awareness of the suicide issue with their nine hour Bike4Life Cyclathon

The socially aware students and teachers at Donabate Community College helped raise awareness of Ireland's suicide problem recently, when they took part in Cycle Against Suicide's 'Bike4Life Cyclathon' recently, according to Daniel Ryan and Oisín McGillicuddy, of the TY Journalism in the school

The nine hour event saw students, teachers, and Mr Creevey, Mrs Flynn and Mr Doyle cycle an impressive 333.2km on Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day. The school took part in the event in an effort to raise suicide awareness and to beat the world record for kilometres cycled in one day on stationary bikes.

Donabate Portrane Community Centre kindly donated two stationary bikes, with many parents also taking part that evening to up the mileage.

Thanks went to Donabate Portrane Community Centre for the bikes, and to the Headstrong teacher team - Dr Harley, Ms Gentles, Ms Lowry and Mr. O'Briain and to TY Headstrong students - Oisín McGilicuddy, Rebecca Whelan, Carla Crosbie and Louis Corcoran, who organised the event with school staff.

The students and teachers were delighted to be able to take part in such an important event to remind people 'it is ok not to be ok, and it is absolutely ok to ask for help.'

Fingal Independent

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