Spar chain provides boost for Irish suicide awareness charity

An Irish suicide awareness charity plans to use its links with convenience store chain Spar to fund its new 24-hour suicide prevention helpline, writes Ian Kehoe.

31st October, 2009

Turning the Tide of Suicide (3Ts),which was founded by solicitor Noel Smyth, is set to receive €200,000 from Spar stores around the country this year, due to its role as the chain’s charity of the year.

The 3Ts charity got a massive boost last week when Spar launched the Luv Bear, a charity teddy bear that was launched on TV3 show The Apprentice.

Thousands of the bears have been sold since the...

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