The stars of the RTÉ show ‘Hardy Bucks’ will get to show how ‘hard’ they really are when they take part in a White Collar Boxing event in Erris in aid of a suicide awareness charity.
‘The Hard Bucks’ will be among 30 other participants who have signed up to participate in the event which takes place in the Abhainn Mhór in Geesala on Saturday, April 7. The event is being organised by Mick and Geraldine Conroy from Geesala in memory of their daughter Josie and was officially launched by former World Boxing Champion, Bernard Dunne.
All proceeds on the night will be donated to suicide awareness charity, ‘Console’ and as well as the ‘Hardy Bucks’ making an appearance, Irish boxing legend Katie Taylor has donated a pair of signed boxing gloves for a prize draw on the night.
Geraldine Conroy, who organised the event which kicks off at 8pm said that she hopes that the event will help raise awareness of suicide in rural areas.
“The whole motivation for creating this event was to help raise awareness of the issue of suicide in rural Ireland, which affects so many people, and we hope the proceeds will go some way towards assisting Console in carrying out their important work,” she said.
“My husband and I would like to give our sincere thanks to all the people who have assisted us in organising this fundraiser including Geesala Boxing Club for their dedication and support, as well as our sponsors and those who have helped us sell tickets,” she added.
The White Collar Boxing event is sponsored by SPAR Bangor Erris and store owner, Mandy Carabine said she was delighted to lend her support to the Conroy family.
SPAR has actively supported 3Ts - Turn the Tide of Suicide - as its ‘Charity of the Year’ whose aim is to raise awareness of the problem of suicide in Ireland and to raise funds to help lower suicide rates through dedicated research, educational support and intervention.
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