Annual classic & Old skool Toyota gathering in aid of Cork Samaritans

12 August 2016
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

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The Annual classic & Old skool Toyota gathering in aid of Cork Samaritans, takes place on this Saturday, the 13th of August in Corrin Events Centre near Fermoy from 10am to 5pm.

It is a static show for all things Toyota, but will also feature attractions for the family such as, bouncy castles and face painters (which will be free of charge). There will be trade stalls along with refreshments.

Towards the end of the evening, a meal will take place followed up by the prize giving of Perpetual trophies and spot prizes.

Entry is €10 per car for both the show cars and general public ,

This annual event is being organised by Robert O’Riordan and is attracting Classic Toyota fans from Ireland South and North and England. Full details of the event can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/events/483049465210035/

Volunteers from the Cork Samaritans will be at the event and will highlight the support they provide for the community.

Every week, nine people in Ireland take their lives. Good listening is hard but Samaritans believes it is essential in bringing down the number of suicides. Samaritans responds to one call for help per minute with Cork Samaritans receiving 67,105 amount of those calls last year.

Samaritans believes that listening is crucial to helping people find their way through their problems, and the charity would like to encourage people to seek help early, rather than when they reach a crisis.”

Tom Ryan, Director of Cork branch said: “We listen. That’s what we’re here to do and sometimes it can be challenging. But you don’t have to be a Samaritan to get better at listening to family, friends and colleagues. 60 years of Samaritans expertise has taught us that just listening is the greatest gift you can give to somebody.”

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