Hundreds of local people are expected to turn out for Cookstown’s annual ‘Walk of Hope’ to raise awareness of suicide.
The event, now in its third year, is organised by the Cookstown clergy forum together with Cookstown Inter churches Forum, The Beacon Centre and local groups working in mental health and suicide prevention, supported through Mid Ulster District Council’s Good Relations programme.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, will participate in the walk:
“There are few of us that haven’t been touched by the tragedy of suicide, the inexplicable loss, the terrible guilt and the grief. It is an issue which affects us all, regardless of where we live, our social class or background.
“Events like this allow the whole community to unite to raise awareness of the help and support that exists for those who feel their situation and their lives are utterly hopeless. Evert time someone reaches the point that they see no alternative, we want a chink of light to appear to show them that there is”.
The Mid Ulster ‘Walk of Hope’ takes place on Sunday 29th November, beginning at 4.15pm at the car park of Holy Trinity College, Chapel Street, Cookstown and ending at the Christmas tree in James Street. All are welcome to join the walk.