We are delighted to announce that Samaritans Sligo is our chosen charity for 2017.
The Samaritans have been operating in Sligo for 32 years and have over 100 volunteers in the local branch. The Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those which may lead to suicide.
They are dependent on the generosity of donors in order to keep the branch open, so are very appreciative of every little donation they receive – there’s no amount too big or too small.
Cyclists will have the opportunity to donate online when registering or may raise funds through a sponsorship raffle card where all tickets will be entered into a sponsorship raffle draw with some great prizes. Contributions to the charity are not inbuilt into the event registration fee hence it is hoped that cyclists will support this worthy fundraiser. The funds raised will go towards the development of the local service.
Samaritans Sligo’s Vision
The Samaritans vision is for a society in which fewer people die by suicide, people are able to explore their feelings and where people are able to acknowledge and respect the feelings of others.
Samaratins Sligo Services
The Samaritans can be contacted by free phone, text or by email. They welcome face to face callers into their branch between the hours of 12-9pm. They took over 40,000 calls in the Sligo branch alone in 2015. The Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those which may lead to suicide.
Thank you for your support.
For further information please link in to our website Samaritans Sligo
How to donate or fund raise for Samaritans Sligo
1) You can donate online when registering for the event, if you do, you will automatically be entered into the online draw to win a spot prize.
2) You can request a sponsorship raffle card by contacting the Tour of Sligo office on 07191 61511 (Each line sold will be entered into a raffle with lots of prizes on offer).
Online Prize Draw
Each person who donates to the charity during the online registration process will be entered into a draw for a spot prize. The raffle will take place in event HQ, IT Sligo, on Sunday evening 30th April after the cycle.
Sponsorship Raffle Draw
Every line sold on the sponsorship cards will be entered into a Sponsorship Raffle Draw, where a number of great prizes will be up for grabs on the day. So make sure to bring your card with you to the sign-on in the Knocknarea Arena where you can return it to the charity at their stand. The Sponsorship Raffle Draw will take place at post event get-together at the Glasshouse Hotel on the night of Sunday 30th April.