Limerick student gets bikers in the picture for suicide prevention

Buachaill Dana Bernie English


A LIMERICK student has enlisted the help of a horde of hairy – and not so hairy – bikers to help with suicide prevention.

Bikers from all over the country have come together to raise both funds and awareness for Console Ireland. The campaign was rolled out by UL student Leanne Quinn along with the support of motorbike clubs from all over the country.

Kieran Brennan of Bad Examples MCC and fellow biker Mike Hoare have begun a selfie campaign in aid of the national charity whose mission is suicide prevention and bereavement counselling for those affected by suicide.

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Following the success of the ‘no make-up selfie’ fundraiser for cancer research earlier this year, Leanne saw huge potential in this initiative for raising funds and also generating awareness about Console and its services.

“I’ve been to Console a few months now and I felt that there wasn’t enough known about the organisation and the amazing work they do. Almost everyone is affected in some way by suicide and it is so important to know that there is help at hand.”

Bikers, including cyclists, are being asked to take a picture of themselves and their bikes and upload it to Facebook, text the word BIKERS to 50300 to donate €4 and tag friends to get them involved.