SOSAD looking for mini marathon people

SOSAD looking for mini marathon people
THE Dundalk based suicide and prevention group SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters) is seeking volunteers to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on 3 June.

THE Dundalk based suicide and prevention group SOSAD (Save Our Sons And Daughters) is seeking volunteers to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on 3 June.

The charity is hoping volunteers will raise much needed funds on its behalf and to build awareness of the services it provides.

Co-ordinator Davina Shortall is looking forward to this year’s event and hopes that the organisation’s successful participation over the past two years will continue.

“About 120 people took part over the past couple of years on behalf of SOSAD,” she said, “and it was truly amazing to see such support from the local community come together to raise the awareness of suicide.”

This year the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon has introduced new rules. This means the charity has to charge a €20 fee which includes registration, free transport, free t-shirts and free entertainment after the event.

SOSAD Ireland will organise everything for the entrants so just drop in to the Dundalk office at Williamson Place and the staff will look after all.

One of the new rules introduced this year is that no men are allowed to enter as there will be repercussions for the charity.

The closing date for entry is 24 April 2013 but please try and enter as soon as possible as the enthusiasm from ladies all over Ireland results in the marathon’s capacity being full before the closing date. SOSAD Ireland in 31 Williamson’s Place, Dundalk on 042-9327311.