Great support in Donegal town for Light Up Orange event

Suicide Prevention event

Great support in Donegal town for Light Up Orange event

A large crowd gathered in Donegal Town on Saturday evening in support of the Light up Orange event which is part of World Suicide Prevention Week.

Public buildings in the town all adopted a mantle of orange with many private homes and businesses displaying orange candles and lights in their windows.

Many gathered at Granny Mc’s Coffee Shop in Drumrooske later in the evening where the message “It’s OK not to feel OK and even more important it’s OK to talk about it!”

Anne McGowan, national organiser of Light up Orange said, “The whole week has been a great success - our goal was to increase the awareness of suicide and bring it out in the open. Bottling it up is not the solution.”