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Retailers Supports Youth Mental Health 'One For Ireland' Campaign

By Donna Ahern
Retailers Supports Youth Mental Health 'One For Ireland' Campaign

Businesses across Ireland will support the retailer-based fundraising campaign for youth mental health 'One for Ireland' from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May.

The campaign which is run by young people for young people, will focus on youth mental health and will see retailers nationwide ask customers to add €1 to their bill when they pay at the till for the duration of the four days of the May Bank Holiday.

Last year the 'One for Ireland' campaign was run in conjunction with the Irish Youth Foundation and was supported by Irish golfer Shane Lowry raised almost €200,000 for youth homelessness.

Niall McLoughlin, CEO, Irish Youth Foundation added, “The soaring statistics around suicide and mental health issues for young people are not something we should accept which is why this is our chosen area for 2017. We need to take responsibility for creating better youth mental health services and advocating for the cause. The One for Ireland campaign is a great way for people to contribute a little through their local shop, restaurant or café in their everyday activity. The real heroes of this campaign will be those working on the tills over the four days of the bank holiday weekend and they will be a key factor in the success of the campaign.”

Currently 500 retailers have signed up for 2017 and the volunteer group is aiming to partner with more retails and has also partnered with the Restaurant Association of Ireland in order to bring this number to 1,500.


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