By Karen Carey – Photos by Paddy McCullough
Last Saturday, Loughgiel Shamrocks took part in a 5K walk in support of the ALPS charity. ALPS – All Lives are Precious, is a local, community based mental health initiative established to support anyone in need. Their work includes providing provision and services on emotional wellbeing, mental health education and suicide prevention. They offer free counselling for those in need of support and are available 24/7.
Members and supporters of the club met at 4.45am to complete the Dawn Walk to raise vital funds for the local charity. Participants joined together in solidarity to remember those in the community lost to suicide. Overall the walk was a huge success, providing an opportunity for partakers to reflect together and enjoy a mild morning sunrise. Currently, the walk has raised over £900 with donations still being received via the PayPal link on the club Facebook page. Many thanks to all who attended and everyone who has contributed so far.