Keith lines out for suicide patrol

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention PatrolsKeith EarlsMusic Limerick WhatsApp Keith Earls autobiography coming this October NewsLocal NewsKeith lines out for suicide patrolBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 909 Breaking: Keith Earls Extends IRFU Contract Email Printcenter_img Mike Haley hails ‘unbelievable’ Keith Earls Facebook Linkedin Advertisement MUNSTER, Ireland and Lions rugby star Keith Earls has signed up to tackle the serious issue of suicide in Limerick as an ambassador for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.The city suicide group that patrols the River Shannon made contact with the 26-year-old Moyross man through Munster head offices last month. And, according to Paul Hogan of the voluntary group, Earls was quick to pledge his support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are about prevention but we are also about awareness. We have been asked to give lots of talks on the issue of suicide and the fact that Keith Earls has now given us his support will help raise our profile,” Mr Hogan said.“When we contacted Keith, he said he was well aware of the work we do. We are absolutely delighted to have such a well-known ambassador for our organisation. His support will help raise more awareness and the more we talk about this issue, the better,” he explained.The CSPP have been involved in over 80 interventions along the Shannon since setting up over a year ago. The volunteer suicide group have also launched a new helpline number — 085-2120987 — for families who might be concerned about a loved one who is missing.The group will hold a fundraising event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on March 29 next. Tickets cost €10 and are available via the voluntary group’s facebook page. Previous articleWeekly Golf Notes 22/3/14Next articleLosses change everything for Limerick GAA Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call last_img read more

Youth to Yellowstone takes next step in Ripley County

first_imgVersailles, IN—Youth to Yellowstone of Ripley County, Inc. has announced it has recently received its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status according to Bill Riley, board president of the nonprofit organization. “We’re very excited about this step.  The organization is now more sustainable,” he noted.The organization started over 10 years ago by Jim Waldo of Versailles and Russell Wilson of Westport. They shared the dream of taking local young people, who may never otherwise have that special experience, to explore and learn about Yellowstone National Park and other western treasures. Initially the group was a combination of Ripley and Decatur county students and volunteers, but recently separated into two entities.Students and volunteers spend 12 days together, traveling to and from the west, and camping in Yellowstone for eight days during the summer. The Ripley and Decatur Counties travel each year with different students for three consecutive trips. Some of the volunteers spend most of their summer in Yellowstone working with the students. “The students’ trips are entirely covered financially, through donations, fundraisers, and grants.” Riley noted, “That is why we are excited about our new 501 (c)(3) status.  It will open more doors to us for raising funds.” Costs for the trip include renting passenger and cargo vans for the drive out, hotel rooms, campsites, food, snacks, souvenirs (each student receives a Yellowstone sweatshirt and t-shirts), cots, sleeping bags, and any other essentials the students might need – like hiking boots.Those interested in getting involved can call Jim Waldo at 937-239-3937, Bill Riley at 812-621-1965,  or email the organization at [email protected] .Donations for the Youth to Yellowstone of Ripley County trips can be made securely online at or by sending a check to Youth to Yellowstone of Ripley County, P.O. Box 42, Milan, Indiana 47031. Riley added, “Members of the board are also available to present Youth to Yellowstone of Ripley County to organizations throughout the county.”last_img read more