A GROUP of young people are fundraising for two mental health charities in memory of their friend who died tragically a number of weeks ago..
Nineteen-year-old Ryan Breadon from Magheraveely Road, Newtownbutler died on August 31st 2019 at South West Acute Hospital.
Ryan had a son called Corey with his partner Courtney Graydon, and was the son of Norman and Heather and a brother of Nathan and Kyle.
The young man was a past pupil of Newtownbutler Primary School, and moved onto Lisnaskea High School, and he eventually then moved to Fivemiletown College. He also worked at Roy Nixon’s Car Breakers and more recently moved on to work for Best Choice Garage Doors.
Speaking to the Herald, Ryan’s partner Courtney said, “His car was his pride and joy along with our son Corey. He thought the world off Corey and loved him very much.
“Ryan was a sarcastic, cheeky and fun-loving person who everyone thought so much off.
“Sadly this summer, Ryan’s mental health started to deteriorate.”
In a bid to help others, Courtney and Ryan’s friends from Fermanagh Youth Development Programme have decided to spread the message that ‘it’s OK not to be OK while raising money for the Aisling Centre and Action Mental Health.
On World Mental Health Day October 10th the group will complete a sponsored walk of Cuilcagh Mountain in Ryan’s memory.
Courtney continued, “The Aisling centre and Action mental health are the two main support services in our community for people who struggling with mental health issues. We want to shout from the mountain tops that it’s OK if you’re not OK and that you can talk to people no matter what.”
Anyone who wishes to donate can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fermanagh-youth-development or contact Fermanagh Youth Development on Facebook.
Connect cafe is setting up shop in Newtownbutler community centre, Thursday 10th October 1-3pm for World Mental health day. Proceeds in aid of Oak Healthy Living centre, Lisnaskea
Everyone welcome to come along for tea/coffee and a bun and connect with others in the community
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Posted: 9:36 am October 10, 2019