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Donal O Connor Memorial Cycle

The Donal O Connor Memorial Cycle is a family friendly cycle along the beautiful Waterford Greenway. The event, now in its 7th year, aims to create awareness of positive mental health while opening a conversation around suicide prevention and giving people a chance to reflect in a positive and supportive atmosphere. The Cycle takes place on Sunday 9th September and begins from different locations along the Waterford Greenway, Tickets are priced @ €10 per adult and a family ticket is available for €20 (2 Adults and up to 4 kids under 17) and are available from here All funds raised go to Waterford Marine Search & Rescue, a 100% voluntary organisation who run suicide prevention patrols in Waterford city. Here is a promo video from last year’s cycle Donal O'Connor Memorial Cycle – 9th September 2017Get on your bikes folks and take part on the Donal O'Connor Memorial Cycle this September!!!!! Publiée par Waterford In Your Pocket sur Jeudi 24 août 2017

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Odd Socks for Katie campaign

As our crews begin this weeks patrols along the quays of Waterford City we would like to bring another very important awareness campaign to the forefront. The Odd Socks for Katie campaign is run in the hope that people will continue to remember Katie Murphy by reminding others to be safe and responsible on our roads. Our patrol crews will carry out their patrol with their odd socks in the hope that this small symbolic gesture might be a useful way of starting important conversations about the dangers of speed and the sense of loss that people are experiencing at the moment. We hope that people will continue to remember Katie by reminding others to be safe and responsible on our roads.

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*Male rescued from the River Suir**

**Male rescued from the River Suir** At approximately 2:00am whilst conducting our suicide prevention patrols along the quays, a male entered the water with the intention of ending his life through suicide by drowning. Patrol teams on land deployed throwbags to a male in the water. Our rescue boat was on scene with in seconds and recovered the male to the safety of the rescue boat. The Irish Coast Guard were alerted. Waterford Gardaí and the Waterford Ambulance Service were on scene in minuites.Great team work by all services involved. Thankfully this was a good outcome and we do hope the individual gets all the help they need. No one should feel like there is no one to talk to or that no one cares. We have a list of numbers here for anyone that feels that they or someone they know might need help. Samaritans: 116 123, Pieta House South East. ( Waterford City ): 051 858510 Aware: 1890 303 302, Childline: 1800 66 66 66 Teen-Line Ireland: 1800 833 634

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The Mighty River Suir Poc Fada 2016

The Mighty River Suir Poc Fada 2016 is a fundraiser in aid of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue and Pieta House South East. The challenge is for the competitors to try and puc a sliotar with a hurley over the mighty river Suir from a platform based in the Merchants Quay car park over the river Suir to the North Wharf, a distance of approximately 150 meters. We are hoping that all the hurling and camogie clubs in Waterford and Kilkenny turn out over the weekend to support this great event. We are hoping also to have the Waterford and Kilkenny Senior hurling teams joining us on one of the days to see which team can complete the challenge and take the title of champion of the MIGHT RIVER SUIR PUC FADA 2016, as well as meeting some great people and spreading the word IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK and help to try and beat the stigma around suicide and mental health. Maurice Shanahan and John Mullane have committed to supporting this great event. Venue: Merchants Quay car park Dates: 17th and 18th September 2016. Time: 10 am untill 6pm each day Price: €2 per sliotar or 3 for €5 Music and prizes on the day A platform will be erected by Mullally scaffolding in the Merchants Quay car park (behind the Bus Station) It will be the same height as the glass wall where you will be able to try your best to hit a sliotar across the mighty river Suir. We will also have floating marks in the water for competitors to try and hit a sliotar into and a close one for the little people. We will have a table set up at the platform where you can purchase you sliotar , we will also provide hurley’s on the day or bring your own but you must use the Mighty river Suir poc fada sliotars only. Waterford Marine Search and Rescue will have a boat on the water at all times for safety cover and to recover the sliotars from the water. We will have stewards in the car park looking after the public at all times. A big thanks to our sponsors Waterford Port Company Mullally Scaffolding Remax Ireland Urma Sports and many more to follow More information please contact Declan Barry 086032181

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TICKETS **DEVIL’S BIT KNOCKOUT**

Waterford Harley Davidsonis hoasting the “DEVIL’S BIT KNOCKOUT” boxing showcase in Aid of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue and Saviour’s Crystal Boxing Club at the Tower Hotel If you would like to purchase tickets for the event or would like to take part on the night please contact Mary Tierney on 086 8751346. Paul Simpson on 089 4160708 or call into Waterford Harley Davidson, Check out Devils Bit Knockout on Face book for more information and venues to purchase tickets around Waterford. Unlike any other charity boxing event this event will have all the characteristics of a professional boxing night. The night takes place on Friday 14th October 2016 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 each Ring girls, entrance music, ten bouts of boxing, a raffle and a half time show with special guest Darren Skelton from the hugely successful “View from the Blue”. Saviours Crystal boxing club will begin training boxers for the coming weeks up to the event. There will also be an after party in the Reg bar after the show. This is one event not to be missed.

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DEVIL’S BIT KNOCKOUT

On Friday evening the 05.08.2016 Waterford Harley Davidson launched the “DEVIL’S BIT KNOCKOUT” boxing showcase in Aid of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue and Saviour’s Crystal Boxing Club at the Tower Hotel Unlike any other charity boxing event this event will have all the characteristics of a professional boxing night. The night takes place on Friday 14th October 2016 at 8pm. Tickets are €15 each Ring girls, entrance music, ten bouts of boxing, a raffle and a half time show with special guest Darren Skelton from the hugely successful “View from the Blue”. Saviours Crystal boxing club will begin training boxers for the next 8 weeks up to the event. If you would like to take part in this charity event please contact Paul Simpson on 089 4160708 There will also be an after party in the Reg bar after the show. If you would like to purchase tickets for the event please contact Mary Tierney on 086 8751346. Paul Simpson on 089 4160708 or call into Waterford Harley Davidson, Check out Devils Bit Knockout on Face book for more information and venues to purchase tickets around Waterford. This is one event not to be missed.