Lifes2good, a Galway-based Health and Beauty company are teaming up with local charity, Galway SAMARITANS this year in an attempt to raise much needed funds and awareness for the charity.
Galway SAMARITANS are currently undertaking a refurbishment of their Nun’s Island location and Lifes2good is making a €25,000 donation as well as attempting to help raise a further €25,000 throughout 2016 through a number of community initiatives.
Lifes2good CEO, James Murphy said “The Galway SAMARITANS is a fantastic charity that does amazing work on a daily basis. Everyone involved in the charity are 100 per cent voluntary, they don’t get paid. To be part of raising funds and awareness is an honour and I just hope that it will encourage other local businesses to consider doing the same as we’d like to double the amount if possible. Depression and suicide is something that has touched everyone’s lives and having services in place to help reduce and support is vital.”
One such initiative is a 5km run/walk in Rinville Park, Oranmore on Thursday September 15 at 7.30pm. For more information and to register, check out the event on Facebook. You can do so by searching “The Lifes2good 5km Run/Walk in aid of Galway Samaritans” or search the Lifes2good or Galway Samaritans Facebook pages and see the event there. Other sponsors on board include CUBE, Nestor’s Supervalu, Galway Bay Golf Resort and Teamsport.
SAMARITANS key message is that you don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch, if anything is bothering you just call. If something is troubling you, no matter how small you may feel it is, get in touch by calling 116 123.