Friday August 7, 2020

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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