Date(s) - 05/05/2017 - 06/05/2017
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Cycle Against Suicide was founded by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen as a result of an appearance on RTÉ’S documentary, The Secret Millionaire. The programme inspired Jim to continue to use his skills and influences to help raise awareness of mental health in Ireland and signpost people in need, to the considerable supports available for suicide prevention in Ireland.
During Cycle 2016, the Cycle Against Suicide Movement visited in excess of 28 towns/villages and communities across 15 counties with a combined population of 1.45 million.
Cycle Against Suicide operates a Homestay Programme that sees people from across the Island of Ireland open up their homes to participants of the Cycle each year, providing them with a warm meal, a chance to freshen up and a bed for the night. This provides the opportunity to people to lend their support without necessarily having to get on a bike.
This years Cycle starts in Dublin on Sunday 23rd April travelling North and South of the country and arriving into Carlow on Friday 5th of May. One of the vital cogs in the wheel will be the Homestay Coordination Team in Carlow securing the 250 beds needed.
People interested in being Homestay hosts in Carlow can email [email protected] or via the CASCarlow Facebook page.