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Colm stops off in Mablethorpe to raise profile of suicide awareness during 86 county charity trek

Colm Farrell (pictured in the middle) received a warm welcome from local residents in Mablethorpe.

Colm Farrell (pictured in the middle) received a warm welcome from local residents in Mablethorpe.

 

A man from Ireland is walking through 86 counties in the UK raising awareness on suicide and received a warm welcome from Mablethorpe.

Colm Farrell from Tuam reached Mablethorpe last week and many residents where on hand to give him a warm welcome.

Colm, 47, started his trek from Wick in Scotland in July last year and is due to finish up in Cornwall in July.

He began raising awareness on suicide and raising funds for suicide charity Console UK by walking through Ireland, but has now spread his wings to the UK. Colm decided to come to the UK after receiving a lot of messages from UK residents asking him to raise further awareness about suicide in this country.

Colm said: “Suicide is a really big issue and as more people are recommended medication, this is not a long term answer. Counselling is the best option and it does work. I don’t want to see families going through the pain anymore, more awareness needs to be raised.

He added: “I received a fantastic welcome from the people of Mablethorpe and I thank them all for their support.”

Resident Jaki Lucas heard about Colm’s cause and gave him a place to stay during his time in Mablethorpe.

She said: “Colm received a very warm welcome from residents and I would like to thank everyone that came and especially The Dunes for donating the money we spent behind the bar and also residents and staff at the Reverend Bill Baker Court for their donations. I wish Colm all the luck on the rest of his journey.”

Colm has raised £150,000, but if you want to donate towards the cause, visit his donation page: https://www.justgiving.com/user/46243355.

 

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