Local Garda members walk 70km to raise funds for C-Saw Tipperary
A local guard, along with his trusted colleagues, set off on a 70km suicide awareness walk on Wednesday to raise funds for C-Saw Tipperary.
Kilsheelan native Garda Mick Dempsey, who is based at the Garda College in Templemore, lead the way as he and his fellow walkers began their walk from the C-Saw offices in Clonmel.
The route chosen to walk, was from the C-SAW premises at Williams Street Clonmel to the Garda College in Templemore, a distance of approximately 70kms, passing by Cahir, through New Inn, Cashel, The Horse and Jockey, Thurles and onto Templemore.
Garda Dempsey`s original plan was to do this walk alone, however since sharing his idea with his work colleagues, they all wanted to get involved.
An Garda Siochana deal with suicide on a daily basis across the whole country, both in their professional and personal lives. They said it is important to highlight the great services like C-Saw that are available.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated, however big or small. Donations can be made directly to C-saw through the following link; www.idonate.ie/walktothebeat2021
C-Saw offer a phone service every Friday and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.
Contact : 0871755750 for the phone listening service. They can call you back or text, whichever is more comfortable.
They also provide a Drop in Listening support service and telephone service Monday and Thursday 6.30pm to 7.30pm.