Preparations are well under way for the 2009 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon which will take place on June 1st. We at Rehab Group are looking for volunteers to run to help raise funds and be part of Team Rehab.
This year our focus for the Marathon will be to raise funds for our HeadsUp Suicide Prevention Programme aimed at young people between 15 and 24 years old. The programme consists of a number of strands which include life-skills programmes for young people, a web and text based service that provides information on where to seek help as well as delivering courses aimed at those who interact with young people in their local communities. As you know, sadly suicide is growing in Ireland with 460 registered deaths in 2007 up from 409 in 2006. Over a quarter of the deaths are in the 15-24 year age category with a significant proportion being young men. If you would like to find out more about the programme please log on to www.headsup.ie where there is more detail. The HeadsUp project provides valuable support in this area. This year alone we need to raise €200,000 for this service so you will see it is a very worthy cause that we hope you will support by participating in the marathon. We’d love to have you on board as part of our team.
The 2009 Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is a great fun day out providing an opportunity to get fit while raising money for this great cause and supporting those in need in your local area. If you would like to run or know of anyone else that would like to run, please register for Rehab on www.florawomensminimarathon.ie or pass this e-mail on to your friends.
If you would like to set up your own fundraising page so your friends can easily sponsor you it’s easy to do. Just log on to http://www.mycharity.ie/create.php where you can create your own fundraising page and keep your supporters up to date on your progress!
Let us know you’re registering for Rehab and we’ll send you on a pack, which contains an information sheet, t-shirt and a sponsorship card.
I look forward to hearing from you and having you as part of our team.
Administration Assistant – Marketing & Fundraising
Roslyn Park, Beach Road
Sandymount, Dublin 4
Wild Geese are offering to help all the female athletes raising money for Rehab.ie in their preperations for the event.
If you’re planning on running and need training help or advice, drop us an email or visit our discussion page on facebook
All the best
every cause but our own