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General News / January 17, 2019

Over 150 Irish skateboarders are ready to ‘Skate Against Suicide’

General News / January 17, 2019

Over 150 Irish skateboarders are ready to ‘Skate Against Suicide’

“Skating from Saint Anne’s Park to Fairview Park for Aware because there are so many people suffering in silence.”

 

Skate Against Suicide is a non for profit organisation set up through Aware.ie to help those suffering with a mental illness or depression to cope by having their voice be heard by other skateboarders.

Their aim is hold annual events and contests in aid of the truly worthwhile cause. Their forthcoming event is ambitious, but it’s looking like they’re about to pull it off.

“Myself and a friend of mine Conor O’Reilly set up an event towards raising money for Aware.ie and are just over 40 per cent of the way there,” says Evan Fogarty. “In less than three days we are going to have over 150 skateboarders and rollerbladers skate St. Anne’s Park to Fairview Skatepark at the same time on the February 2.”

It all kicks off at 2pm and there’s a host of skate heads involved in the fundraiser.

Click here for more about the event and click here to donate towards their €1,000 goal if you can’t make it on the day.

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