Family set to pay tribute to Lisa McAlister who died by suicide last year by fundraising for mental health charities

community news May 28, 2021

Tomorrow (Saturday 29th May) the McAlister Family from Cushendall will walk, cycle and run from Carnlough to Cushendall as part of their fundraising campaign for mental health in the Glens.

In July last year the family lost their daughter Lisa to Suicide.

The mum of two had planned to raise money for mental health charities with her own fundraising challenge before lockdown began but unfortunately never got the chance to complete the challenge.

Lisa's family and friends will be taking on the combined walk, run, or cycle covering the 10 miles between Carnlough and Cushendall.

"The 'Race for Lisa' will take place the day after what would have been her 31st birthday," said her mum, Anne Marie.

The family have raised almost twenty thousand pounds already in what has been an incredible community effort.

The final total will go on to support organisations within the Glens mental health network, Lisa's brother Mark said "We hope to make the mental health support networks more accessible to the people of the Glens. We hope to enhance people’s understanding of mental health. We hope to strengthen those charities and organisations who have supported our family so much in our hour of need. We do not want our loss to be meaningless. We desperately want to make a difference"

Please if you can, donate a few pounds to the justgiving page below : 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/raceforlisa

Article - Steven McAuley

Photo - Liam McBurney, Courtesy of Sunday Life

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