Mercy students join Cycle Against Suicide

AROUND 60 students from Mercy Mounthawk have signed up to take part in this year's Cycle Against Suicide.

The suicide awareness cycle, which was created by Tralee based entrepreneur Jim Breen after he appeared on RTE's Secret Millionaire programme, takes place in May and will see hundreds of volunteers, including numerous celebrities and sporting figures, cycle all the way around Ireland over two weeks in late april and early May.

The main objective of the cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression or self harm, those at risk of suicide and those bereaved by suicide.

While some cyclists will be tackling the entire route, other groups will join the peloton as it travels through their areas.

One such group will come from Mercy Mounthawk where students have decided to join the cycle when it travels through Kerry, stopping in Killarney and Tralee, between May 1 and May 3.

A sign-up morning for the event was held in Mercy Mounthawk last Thursday and around 60 students, from various years, have signed up to take part . They'll be joining the peloton as it arrives in Killarney and then cycling on into Tralee and onwards to the Kerry Limerick border on May 3.