Suicide is a growing issue in Irish society. It is estimated that more than 700 lives are lost to suicide in Ireland each year and for every life lost to suicide many more lives are broken by that loss.
This year NOONAN is calling on the generosity and goodwill of its 7,500 staff to support the suicide prevention charity, 3Ts and help to raise awareness of the issue of suicide. As Ireland’s leading provider of strategically outsourced services, NOONAN employs people from all walks of life and from every town in every county in Ireland.
As a finale to NOONAN’s month long campaign in aid of suicide prevention charity, 3Ts, the NOONAN team will run a 24 hour relay in the Phoenix Park at 5pm on 11th September and finishing at 5pm on 12th September. NOONAN employees from every department and division and from all levels of seniority will participate to show their support for those bereaved by suicide and those struggling with their mental health.
RTE News Journalist Sinead Hussey and Spin 1038 DJ, Nikki Hayes will show their support for this very worthy cause by attending the start of this relay which will begin the day after World Suicide Prevention Day at 5pm on Thursday 11th September. FM 104’s Roadhog will broadcast live from the event on the 12th of September to help NOONAN to raise awareness for this important issue.
Commenting on this event, Singer/Songwriter, Brian Kennedy said:
“Suicide unfortunately touches all of our lives and is tragically on the rise. Noonan are doing an incredible thing by hosting this 24hr run in aid of the 3T charity and my heart goes out to everyone who has lost someone to suicide. Congrats on all your efforts and I hope you raise as much awareness and money as possible. Love Brian Kennedy. X”
Singer/Songwriter and Television Personality, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin, said:
“For years we have had a head in the sand approach to mental health in this country. People have struggled privately and feared seeking he…lp due to the stigma associated with it. We are slowly but surely normalising the conversation around mental health in this country and it’s great to see events such as this nurture this movement”
The 3Ts (turn the tide of suicide) is a registered charity working to raise awareness of the issue of suicide and to raise funds to help prevent future deaths by Suicide through dedicated research, intervention & support. 3Ts receives no Government funding and relies on fundraising activities such as this to enable it to carry out its lifesaving work. All funds raised by NOONAN will go directly to the 3Ts charity.
If you are an employee and you would like to register to participate, please email [email protected]