The Paul Stafford Foundation
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  • February27th

    The Paul Stafford Foundation
    The Paul Stafford Foundation makes a whopping €65,000 donation to ReachOut.com

    A big donation requires some heavy lifting, so that’s why committee members of the Paul Stafford Foundation, Louise Stafford, Aidan Cronnelly, Joanne Rochford & Nikki Conboy needed some helping hands to present a cheque for €65,000 to ReachOut.com, the online youth mental health service. Accepting the cheque with open arms was ReachOut CEO, Elaine Geraghty, and ReachOut.com youth ambassadors.

    This impressive sum was raised at the Paul Stafford Foundation Ball, which took place in November last year in the Mansion House. The foundation was established in 2007 to raise awareness and address the serious issue of suicide in Ireland. Each year the foundation selects a related charity to support through the
    ball’s fundraising revenue.

    ReachOut.com, the online youth mental health service that supports young people through tough times,was selected this year because of the impact of their work in helping young people understand mental health issues and their focus on early intervention and prevention.

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    Commenting on the donation ReachOut CEO, Elaine Geraghty said, “We are honoured to have been chosen by Paul Stafford Foundation as their charity of choice and the funds raised will go a long way to ensuring that young people in Ireland continue to receive the mental health information they need, when they need
    it online”.

    Adding to this, Louise Stafford said, “We are delighted to be giving ReachOut.com this donation. Early prevention is key and we feel that ReachOut.com is the ideal platform for this so it will be great to give them much needed funds to continue their good work.”

  • September28th

    Paul Stafford Ball

    We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase your tickets to the 2011 Ball online!

    Please visit our Annual Ball 2011 page and click “Purchase Tickets Online”.

    We use PayPal to handle all our payments, so you can rest assured that your Credit Card details are completely secure at all time. If you don’t have a Paypal Account, it takes around 2 minutes to sign up.

    Many thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you in the Mansion House on November 5th!

  • July9th

    The 3rd Annual Paul Stafford Foundation handing over a cheque for €70,000 to 1LIFE, Irelands first dedicated 24hr Suicide Helpline
    Pictured at the presentation of €70,000 by The Paul Stafford Foundation to 1Life was Graham Stafford (The Paul Stafford Foundation), Noel Smyth (3T’s), Paul Kelly (1life), Craig Doyle and Laura Woods. The Paul Stafford Foundation was established in 2007 to raise awareness and address the serious issue of suicide in Ireland. It was founded by a group of people who were directly affected themselves by suicide and had lost someone they loved to this ever increasing problem. A young man called Paul Stafford is the inspiration for the foundation because in 1997 he took his own life, aged 26 and like so many suicide victims, left behind his distraught family and friends. 10 years later, those affected by this special man, felt a need to come together and do something to address the major issue of suicide in Irish society.
    The committee behind the Paul Stafford Foundation are committed to raising awareness and funds to make a real difference and fight this problem which has affected so many Irish families. To date three significant events have been held in order to raise money and tackle the issue of suicide. Over €200,000 has been raised, and has gone directly to help Suicide related charities, with proceeds from this year’s ball, going directly to 1LIFE – Irelands first dedicated 24hr suicide helpline.

    The Paul Stafford Foundation

    The 3rd Annual Paul Stafford Foundation handing over a cheque for €70,000 to 1LIFE, Irelands first dedicated 24hr Suicide Helpline

    Pictured at the presentation of €70,000 by The Paul Stafford Foundation to 1Life was Graham Stafford (The Paul Stafford Foundation), Noel Smyth (3T’s), Paul Kelly (1life), Craig Doyle and Laura Woods. The Paul Stafford Foundation was established in 2007 to raise awareness and address the serious issue of suicide in Ireland. It was founded by a group of people who were directly affected themselves by suicide and had lost someone they loved to this ever increasing problem. A young man called Paul Stafford is the inspiration for the foundation because in 1997 he took his own life, aged 26 and like so many suicide victims, left behind his distraught family and friends. 10 years later, those affected by this special man, felt a need to come together and do something to address the major issue of suicide in Irish society.

    The Paul Stafford Foundation

    The committee behind the Paul Stafford Foundation are committed to raising awareness and funds to make a real difference and fight this problem which has affected so many Irish families. To date three significant events have been held in order to raise money and tackle the issue of suicide. Over €200,000 has been raised, and has gone directly to help Suicide related charities, with proceeds from this year’s ball, going directly to 1LIFE – Irelands first dedicated 24hr suicide helpline.

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    ABOUT 1LIFE- In figures

    Number of Calls:

    Approx. 18,000 calls in the first 6 months of the operation of the helpline:

    Average monthly:

    Approx 3000 but that figure is increasing every month

    Centres:

    HQ: Dublin

    Branches open: Galway & Celbridge

    Branches due to open in coming months: Cork, Limerick & Wexford

    Services:

    Freephone helpline number 1-800-24-7-100

    Text Support Text “HELP” to 51444 (standard text rates apply)

    By invitation: face to face counselling and cyber counselling

    Volunteers:

    The helpline is staffed by a team of professional counselors supported by a team of highly trained and qualified volunteers.

    We urgently require volunteers for all our centres.

    For information on volunteering possibilities, see www.1life.ie

  • October19th

    We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase your tickets to the 2009 Ball online! Please visit our Annual Ball 2009 page and click “Purchase Tickets Online”.

    We use PayPal to handle all our payments, so you can rest assured that your Credit Card details are completely secure at all time. If you don’t have a Paypal Account, it takes around 2 minutes to sign up.

    Many thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you in the Mansion House on November 7th!

  • October16th

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We hope to keep you up to date with all our news and as well as providing detailed information on how the money raised at our various fundraising events is spent.

    Please have a look around and we would love to hear your feedback, comments and suggestions. You can leave a comment below or please feel free to contact us directly using the contact page.

    If you would like to contact a particular member of the Committee, please just mention the committee member and your email will be forwarded directly to them.

    Many thanks for your on-going support,

    The Paul Stafford Foundation Committee

    Graham Stafford, Louise Flavin, Joanne Rochford, John Rogan,

    Nikki Conboy, Aidan Cronnelly, Patrick Daly, Barney Quirke,

    Barbara Loftus, Rob Mangan