Walk4Aware: Help to Make a Real Difference

Aware, the national depression support organisation, is inviting people from all over the country to give just four hours of their time this summer to help organise or participate in a Walk4Aware in their local area. The organisation is especially keen to hear from anyone interested in organising a walk in their local area. Organisers will get support from the Aware fundraising team and all funds raised through participant sponsorship will go towards the maintenance and development of Aware’s support, information and education services. These supports make a real difference in the lives of many people and families affected by depression.

Anyone interested in finding out more or volunteering to organise a local walk can contact Oliver Smith on 01 661 7211 or email fundraising@aware.ie Aware relies on fundraising events like this for more than 80% of its annual funding. Services offered include a loCall Helpline open 365 days a year (1890 303 302), support groups nationwide and a secondary schools awareness programme called Beat the Blues. Information on all services is available from www.aware.ie More than 400,000 people in Ireland experience depression at any one time and Aware hopes that events like the Walk4Aware will help to raise much-needed funds as well as highlight the issue of depression.

A complete list of walks to date can be seen at:
http://www.aware.ie/get_involved/fundraising/walk4aware_complete_list

There’s some more general info on organising/walking at:
http://www.aware.ie/get_involved/fundraising/walk4aware/

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