Taoiseach backs Teen Aware gig

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his support for Teen Aware when he was in Tullamore last weekend. The enthusiastic organisers of the event met with the Taoiseach and local TD Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy at the Bridge House when he attended the Young Fine Gael conference.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his support for Teen Aware when he was in Tullamore last weekend. The enthusiastic organisers of the event met with the Taoiseach and local TD Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy at the Bridge House when he attended the Young Fine Gael conference.

Teen Aware is an event which commenced in 2011 to create suicide awareness. The event is solely designed for teenagers and acts as a One-Stop-Shop to inform teens about this sensitive subject along with offering information and access to support groups who can provide help and assistance. This year the organisers have invited the Road Safety Authority to attend. Educating road users about road safety is one of the priorities of the RSA.

Already an impressive list of performers have committed to attending Teen Aware 2012 - Bressie, Mundy, Hogan, The Original Rude Boys, Frantic Jack, Evergreen (fresh from the launch of their debut EP in Birr last weekend), Na Fianna, XLR8 and DJ Seanie Morrie from Midlands 103.

Tickets cost €10 and are available through local outlets and participating schools. Purchasing details can be found on the Teen Aware Facebook page. This is strictly a non alcohol event searches may be carried out by gardai.

The Teen Aware team were in the Bridge Centre Tullamore last Saturday for the launch of their sales campaign, where they had a great response. The team extended a ‘massive thank you’ to John Cusack and the staff of The Bridge Centre for their hospitality and support for the launch.

This weekend they will be in Edenderry Shopping Centre on Saturday, February 25 selling tickets for Teen Aware. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please call the Teen Aware helpline on 086 7238638.