Please Support Aware’s National Flagship Fundraiser This Week

Aware is asking people throughout Ireland to support its annual National Flagship Fundraiser which takes place nationwide this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (26-28th Sept). You can support in the following ways:

Look out for and support local volunteers on the street and in shopping centres:

  • Support Aware bagpacks in Tesco stores
  • Donate at Topaz sites – look out for the Aware canister at cash point or have a car wash at participating sites on Friday 27th and €2 will go to Aware
  • Make an online donation
  • Text AWARE to 50300 to make a €2 donation

All funds raised go towards the maintenance and development of Aware’s nationwide services:

  • Support Groups in 50 locations –  on average 300 people attend each month
  • LoCall Helpline open 365 days a year – on average we  respond to 1177 calls per month
  • Email support service – on average we support 180 emails per month
  • Life Skills programmes based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – 2,000+ participants have attended our group programme
  • Beat the Blues secondary schools positive mental health programme – over 40,000+ students have received this programme

Aware relies on events like this and the generous support of Irish people for 90% of its annual funding.

“So many people across the country are aware of the impact of depression, especially in these challenging times, and Aware is making a real difference by providing free, accessible supports. Thanks to funds raised in 2012, one of the developments in Aware this year was the launch of a new online programme based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and so far over 400 people have completed this free programme. Every contribution we receive helps Aware to make a real difference in someone’s life.”

Amo Sayed, Head of Business Development and Fundraising with Aware

Thank you to everyone who is volunteering and supporting this event!

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