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Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol Needs Your Help

 

Colin Urquhart, Martin O'Sullivan, Michael McNamara, Brendan Hayes, Paul Hogan, Mike Mullholland, Mike O'Mara and David Crowe of Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol outside their new building. Picture: Michael Cowhey

Colin Urquhart, Martin O’Sullivan, Michael McNamara, Brendan Hayes, Paul Hogan, Mike Mullholland, Mike O’Mara and David Crowe of Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol outside their new building. Picture: Michael Cowhey

The Limerick charity, Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP), which patrols the side of the River Shannon in a bid to prevent people taking their own lives by jumping into the river, is seeking the public’s help. Having previously operated from a small shed in the Potato Market they have recently acquired the use of a new larger building, generously donated by Market Trustees chairman David O’Brien. ”We have outgrown the shed because we have gotten more equipment. We have the bikes, we have more volunteers and a lot more gear” says Paul Hogan of CSPP. “The new building requires some work, it needs to be dry lined, wired, plastered and painted to make it dry and warm for us” he explained. They have been volunteered help from plasterers and electricians to help get the building up and running but the CSPP need around €5,500 worth of materials including plasterboard, nails, screws, door frames, plywood, cement, hardwall, locks, handles, flooring, wiring, lights and sockets to allow work to commence. “It is a big project but if we can get the materials, we can get the volunteers in there. We need to furnish it and put a floor in the building. This is by far the biggest ask we have made of the community, but I am sure they will come in behind us,” he added. To find a list of the items that the charity is looking for, visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/CsrSuicidePreventionLimerick or contact Paul Hogan of CSPP at 087-2725743.

 

 

 

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