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Armagh Gaol to be lit up twice this week to raise awareness of two important issues

Organ Donation and Suicide Prevention to be highlighted

Armagh Gaol lit up for World Pancreatic Cancer Day, on Friday, November 13

Buildings across the borough will be lit up twice in the space of four days this week to raise awareness of two important issues.

Firstly, today (Thursday), September 7, the action will be taken to highlight Organ Donation Week.

It comes after a request from a specialist organ donation nurse working within the Southern Trust.

The buildings would be lit in pink as part of a “collaborative approach” to raising awareness.

Organ Donation Week started on Monday and ends this Sunday, September 10.

And it is on that day that the second request will also be carried through – and that is to illuminate buildings in orange.

This is to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day and comes after a request from Anne McGowan, of ‘Cycle Against Suicide Break, The Cycle’.

World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on September 10, an annual wareness-raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation.

This year’s theme is about connecting with others and letting people know that #ITSOKAYTOTALK.

It is expected that Armagh Gaol and the Old Town Hall in Banbridge will be lit up on each evening, with a coloured light placed in the mezzanine at Craigavon Civic Centre.

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