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Suicide Memorial Football Fest

Ferguslie once again hosted the annual football tournament as part of a drive to raise awareness of suicide within the community.

Budding football enthusiasts signed up their 7-a-side teams to the No Substitute for Life event on Sunday 29th of June. The memorial event also hosted a variety of entertainment for children and adults of all ages including arts and crafts activities and also a bouncy castle within the Tannahill Centre.


The tournament is part of a campaign to raise awareness of suicide among young men and provide an opportunity for survivors of bereavement by suicide to commemorate their loved ones. It was the vision of Paul Cadona that reached out to organizations to create this support for the community and with help the help he received he did just that, making this the 4th year the event has been run. They have accomplished so much, great respect for everyone involved.

No Substitute for Life is organised by community volunteers in partnership with Choose Life, Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) and Engage Renfrewshire.

The Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) support group meets on the last Tuesday of every month in the Charleston Centre between 7pm and 9pm.

The national helpline Breathing Space can be reached on 0800 83 85 87, and the number for The Samaritans is 08457 90 90 90.
Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) First Crisis can be contacted on 0141 848 9090.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator icon=”star”][vc_column_text]

Photographs from the day.

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