TODAY, Friday 5th October, SABA is joining up with restaurants, hotels and coffee shops all around the country to help raise much needed funds for two great causes, 1Life and The RISE Foundation.
Basically, we are serving coffee on Friday for free…. well nearly as we are asking for a €2 donation per cup of coffee. All of this money will go directly to the charities involved.
1Life is Irelands only 24-hour Suicide Prevention and Intervention Helpline (1800 247 100). Over 500 people die by suicide every year in Ireland, and unfortunately, these figures show no signs of dropping soon. It relies solely on public support for continued operations.
The RISE Foundation was founded by Francis Black and focuses on the families of those with addictive behaviour (alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or sex addiction etc.). Their programmes help families understand the nature of addiction, teach self-help mechanisms, provide individual 1:1 and group counselling services. These services are available to people from all communities throughout the island of Ireland.
The work that these charities do is incredible. The last few years have been tough for families throughout Ireland and having charities like 1 Life and The Rise Foundation are paramount in supporting people to come forward and talk about their problems. Please help us raise funds for these great causes.