This month on the official #GivingTuesday, we’ll be supporting our Chairman, Tim Ryan, on his mission for a Movember moustache!


Tim has given up his beard of 38 years and is replacing it with a moustache for Movember, in memory of a colleague and friend of his, Gerry O’ Connor. Gerry was a long standing member of the Samaritans in Newbridge, and took part in Movember every year. Tim will donate all funds raised to the Samaritans in Newbridge, and we are delighted to support Tim by donating to this great cause.


Samaritans is a charity established in 1962, which provides completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by telephone, email, face to face, SMS and letter. Samaritans believe that being listened to in confidence, without fear of being judged, can alleviate feelings of distress, including those which may lead to suicide. Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide, and work to achieve this by making it their mission to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and suicidal behaviour. There are over 2,000 Samaritans volunteers in Ireland and twenty Samaritans branches across the country. For more information about Samaritans in Ireland please visit

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