Council buildings to be lit orange in support of suicide prevention awareness

Council buildings will be light up orange on September 10 for World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

Published: 10th September 2015

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is illuminating two of its properties orange on Thursday 10 September 2015 to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh will be lit orange, the official colour for World Suicide Prevention Day, on September 10 to help raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Organised locally by the charity Cycle Against Suicide in collaboration with UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, the purpose of the illumination is to spread the message, ‘It’s OK not to feel OK and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help’.

Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre are just two of a number of iconic properties and landmarks that will be illuminated orange across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on 10 September as part of the Cycle Against Suicide initiative called ‘Events Against Suicide’.

The lighting up of Council buildings to mark specific days of significance is just one way in which the Council may provide support to a particular charity. Enquiries regarding illuminating Council properties and charity support should be made to Louise McLaughlin, Community Services, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or emailing louise.mclaughlin@fermanaghomagh.com.

For further information about Cycle Against Suicide, including contact details for anyone in need of support, visit www.cycleagainstsuicide.com. Support is also available by telephoning Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.

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