The Southland Rams showed their support for World Suicide Prevention Day before the game on the Elles Rd Reserve on Saturday.
Nick Brady said he was inspired to gather the Rams team together to show support for World Suicide Prevention Day today after reading about the efforts of Sarah Richie, who formed Bass - Bereavement After Suicide Southland. Though it wasn't openly discussed, he was aware that quite a few players had been affected by a loss to suicide, he said.
He and some of the players would also attend a candlelight vigil at Wachner Pl tonight, to recognise the awareness of the day. They will join Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Councillor Darren Ludlow.
The vigil in Wachner Pl begins at 7.30pm and includes songs by Saelyn Guyton and Harry Mahia.
Ms Ritchie said no actual candles would be used. People were asked to bring torches or LED lights. Ms Richie said she would have 340 LED lights available for participants.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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