Console's Christmas event in Limerick to 'celebrate life'

COMMUNITY: EVENING OF SONG AND REFLECTION TO REMEMBER THOSE LOST THROUGH SUICIDE

Console's Christmas event in Limerick to 'celebrate life'

A MINUTE’S silence and the lighting of candles at an upcoming city event will remember those lost through suicide in Limerick.

Console’s Celebration of Light will take place in the Augustinian Church on Sunday November 29 at 4pm, with an evening of song, music, poetry and reflection to take place.

The Limerick event is one of nince taking place nationally organised by the charity, which provides counselling to those affected by suicide.

“The Christmas Celebration of Light provides a gentle and understanding environment for families and friends to remember their loved ones and celebrate their lives,” said Console founder and CEO Paul Kelly.

“The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but when that loss is through suicide it can be so much harder for the families and friends left behind.

“This special service is one of the most important events in the Console calendar as it gives families and friends the opportunity to come together in solidarity to honour the lives of their loved ones,” said Paul, who founded the  suicide prevention and bereavement charity after his sister Sharon took her own life at the age of 21.

Console says that over 500 people lost their lives to suicide in Ireland last year. Over 6,000 people are expected at attend the many events taking place in the run up to Christmas.

All are welcome at the Christmas Celebration of Light and if you wish to sponsor a light in memory of a loved one call 061-306792 for more information. See www.console.ie for more.