Kildare beds desperately needed for Cycle Against Suicide

Call for volunteer accommodation for nationwide charity cyclists

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Kildare beds desperately needed for Cycle Against Suicide

The Cycle Against Suicide passed through Newbridge in 2017 and was led into the town by local schoolchildren. PICTURE: TONY KEANE

The organisers of this year’s national Cycle Against Suicide, which is due to arrive in Kildare town on Sunday, May 5, are urgently seeking local volunteers to provide a bed for the night for participating cyclists.

Up to 200 people are expected to take part in the annual event, which raises awareness of the issues of depression and suicide.

Just 36 beds, however, have as of yet been confirmed for the County Kildare leg of the journey.

The cycle’s national coordinator Micheline Murphy said that they are “desperately looking” for volunteers to provide accommodation.

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“We ask you to collect a cyclist from Round Towers GAA around 6pm or 6.30pm, give them an evening meal, a chance to freshen up or shower, bed and breakfast and return to Round Towers GAA by 8.30am or 9am the next morning,” she said.

If you can be a homestay host in Kildare town or the surrounding areas, please contact Micheline Murphy at 086 2849426 or email her at homestays@ cycleagainstsuicide. com.

The cycle starts in Tullamore on April 27 and visits Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny.