Wexford counselling group calls out for support
Wexford-based counselling service, It's Good 2 Talk, has been providing services to those in difficulty for several years and now, they are in need of a helping hand themselves.
The psychological therapy centre receives no government funding, surviving purely through client donations and fundraising efforts alone. In light of this, they have decided to set up 'Friends of its Good to Talk' to concentrate on supporting fundraising and awareness-building for the initiative. On September 25 in the Talbot Hotel, the group will be recruiting new 'friends' who can help with their survival.
'The event is about trying to get as many people as possible involved in the cause. We hope to attract people who may not necessarily be service users but would be happy to know that we are there,' said Leonard Kelly, Chairperson of It's Good to Talk. 'To be a friend could be as simple as holding a local coffee morning or having a bucket for change located in your store.'
Already, several notable figures are onboard to make speeches, including Jim Breen and Vincent Byrne of Cycle Against Suicide and author and performer, Michelle Dooley Mahon. Music will be provided by Luan Parle and John Stewart and light refreshments will also be available.
People from the business and the sports communities in particular are being called upon to attend the event to learn why they should support the worthy cause.