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Brogan shines a light on depression charity

Dublin Port Company has formed a new partnership with Aware, aiming to raise awareness of the support and education services the charity provides to people suffering from depression.

The announcement was made yesterday by Bernard Brogan, Dublin footballer, All-Star and Aware Ambassador, along with Senator Feargal Quinn at North Wall Lighthouse.

The men aim to 'shine a light' on the services that Aware provides.

The new partnership means Aware will get a platform to promote its services to thousands of attendees at Dublin Port's community events and festivals throughout the year, including the June Riverfest festival which attracted over 46,000 attendees in 2014.

Dublin Port will also lend its support to Aware's fundraising ventures.

"Aware provides all of its support services free of charge and this is only possible through the support and generosity of the public and partnerships like this one with Dublin Port," Mr Brogan said.

"I've no doubt that Dublin Port Company's support will help raise vital funds for the charity's work, as well as awareness of the great services it provides for people who are facing challenges in life."

Aware has been operating since 1985.