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Monday, 26th March 2018

Drogheda students to skydive for Youth Suicide Prevention

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St Mary's Diocesan school students, Andrejs Telica and Matthew O'Connell, who are planning to do a charity skydive on April 7th

Two fifth year students from St Mary's Diocesan school in Drogheda, Andrejs Telica and Matthew O'Connell, are planning to do a skydive on April 7th to raise funds for the charity Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

The skydive will take place in the Irish Parachute Club in Co Offaly, with both students having to fundraise a minimum of €500 each for the Charity.

The school recently had a Positivity Week which promotes positive mental health and wellbeing along with fundraising for suicide awareness. When searching charities for their 6th year leg wax the students came across the skydive fundraiser and where eager to get involved.

131 student journals where placed in the yard of St Mary's Diocesan school recently to represent the average number of young people who die by suicide in Ireland every year.

This was a frightening reminder of the reality of suicide in Ireland and was used to remind the students that their mental health is far more important than any grade.

We'd like to wish Andrejs and Matthew the very best of luck in their skydive and encourage people to get behind them and the fantastic charity.

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