Last April Kildare VEC organised a very successful relay cycle around the county to promote positive mental health and support our young people . Over €7000 euro was raised throughout the county and the money raised was divided equally between Pieta House and Kildare Mental Health Association which was used to help students from schools throughout the county. Equally important we were able to raise awareness of positive mental health among all our schools.
Since last year Kildare and Wicklow VEC’s have amalgamated to form Kildare/Wicklow ETB. It is not practicable to organize the cycle between the two counties so this year we have decided to organize a hike for life. The Hike will take place in Glendalough on Tuesday May 13th and will be 10km approx. The Principal and ten students from each school and will represent each of the 21schools from the ETB . Fundraising will take place in each school and a cheque will be presented from each school on the day of the hike . All money raised will go to Mental Health charities again.