HIYA Virtual Fun Bingo – On Saturday the 22nd of May at 6 pm, Toni, Claire, Saoirse, and Lianne Lagan are joining forces again with James Sexton of HIYA Events to bring the biggest virtual game of bingo yet in aid of Limerick Suicide Watch.
HIYA Virtual Fun Bingo Event to raise funds for Limerick Suicide Watch
By I Love Limerick Correspondent Dylan Frawley
HIYA Virtual Fun Bingo night is back again this year to raise much-needed funds for Limerick Suicide Watch hosted by James Sexton on Saturday the 22nd of May at 6 pm.
Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW), as part of their Suicide awareness programme and community outreach programme, visit schools, colleges, places of work and local communities to provide support, promote positive mental health and encourage conversation around mental health and suicide.
Voluntary patrol teams are on duty Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night and cover nights such as Christmas night, New Year’s Eve, Junior and Leaving cert result nights. They are active 7 nights a week with their outreach and awareness programmes.
LSW are a volunteer group that solely depends on donations from the public and fundraising events to help fund training, safety equipment and the day-to-day operation of the group. Therefore, they must be provided with the vital funding and support from the community that they are continuously helping and saving.
Limerick Suicide Watch needs to raise €5,000.00 for much-needed funds to upgrade equipment, expand their services, and facilitate people in need to the best of their ability.
🔸Wishing you all a safe and peaceful night
🔸Limerick Suicide Watch patrol continue to practice social distancing while heading out tonight on our 3rd night of this week.
🔸We will be out until the early hours offering support to those who may be feeling low or in despair pic.twitter.com/PcfyLot3aN
— LimerickSuicideWatch (@Limericksuicid2) April 22, 2021
To participate in this exciting event for an incredible organisation, you can purchase up to five tickets per email or just donate and help contribute to such a vital service while also having a night packed with fun and surprises. The bingo event will be streamed from a virtual studio in Limerick via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out to anyone who purchased tickets via email.
There will be three games of bingo with BIG prizes to be won, such as 2 adults 3 children for the Aqua Dome, €100 voucher for Level Up Arcade Bar in Limerick, 2 family passes for Galway Atlantiquarium and passes for the Doolin Ferry trip. Each player is also entered FREE into a bonus raffle for the chance of winning additional goodies!
The organiser of the event, Toni Lagan, explains, “Myself and my two sisters, Lianne and Claire, ran a similar event last year for Pieta House with James sexton of HIYA events and it went well, we raised 6k, and everyone really enjoyed it. I’m on the committee in Shannon for Darkness into Light and, and my sisters know some members of LSW, and we decided if we were going to run an event again, we were going to fundraise for LSW. The work they do is invaluable, brave, and selfless, and I think they are a fantastic volunteer group! I hope one day to be able to volunteer with them as I greatly admire them! Lockdowns this last year have been a struggle for many, and all myself and my sisters wanted to do with James’ help was to create a little fun for families and raise much-deserved funds for LSW.”
To take part and contribute to the cause, go HERE
For more stories on Limerick Suicide Watch, go HERE