20 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters), the free counselling service available to all, are inviting the public to walk, jog or run 7 kilometres anytime on Sunday, September 12th as part of their Dusk to Dawn fundraiser. On the 12th of September, the walk will commence anytime between 6:30am-6:30pm. Registration packs are available from 27 venues across Louth, Monaghan, Meath and Cavan, where you can collect your registration T-shirt, route suggestions and light refreshments. Whether you want to challenge yourself, take part in the event as a family, or get a few friends together, your support and participation in this registered charity’s Dawn to Dusk event will help SOSAD to keep delivering their life-saving service to local communities.

The reason SOSAD decided on 7km, is because the charity run seven offices across the North East, including one in Monaghan Town and another in Carrickmacross. SOSAD are encouraging everyone, young or old, to take part to raise awareness about mental health. Remember to take photos before or after your walk, jog or run, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #DawnToDusk and tag SOSAD.

All registrations are made online at dusk Since 2007, SOSAD has worked to raise awareness and help prevent suicide in Ireland. The charity has worked tirelessly in local communities to help those in need to feel supported and let them know that they are not alone on their journey.

SOSAD solely relies on donations, the generosity of the public, corporate sponsorship and once-off grants to fund their lifesaving service. In 2020 across their services, SOSAD increased their intake by 80% on 2019 figures, from which 43% were suicidal, self-harming or had suicidal ideation; 32% were suffering with depression…

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