So TwitterXmasSingle was great fun last year, a magical experience, a day full of laughter but there was a serious side to what we were doing - raising funds for Unit * in Holles Street and raising awareness of the wonderful work done for the tiniest babies who arrive into the world too early.
This year we hope that the recording will be just as magical an experience and that there will be lots of fun and laughter too. Once again, there is a serious side to what we are doing this year as we are trying to raise funds for Console.
This is who they are and what they do:
Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service here in Ireland.
Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.
Console is a National Service with Centres in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Athlone, Wexford and Kildare.
So now that you know who they are and what they do please support us with TwitterXmasSingle 2 once the song is released. Download it and spread the word. You don't even have to wait for the song, you can donate to them now. All the information you need and all the different ways you can donate are available on their website at the following link: http://www.console.ie/index.php?contentid=donations
I doubt that there will be a single person in the TwitterXmasSingle choir who has NOT been touched by suicide. I know that I have. Last week when we made the decision to approach Console about the TwitterXmasSingle, I had no idea that within half an hour of contacting them, that I would hear about the tragic death, the sucide of a friend.
Please support the life-saving work that Console are doing and if you are feeling down, feeling suicidal then please reach out to someone.
See www.console.ie for information.