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Castle lights up orange for suicide prevention day

World Suicide Prevention Day. Castle

ENNISKILLEN Castle was illuminated orange yesterday (Thursday) to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Both the Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh was lit orange, the official colour for World Suicide Prevention Day,  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’.

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Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre are just two of a number of iconic properties and landmarks that was 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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