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Charity Single Launch for Teen-Line Ireland

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On the 3rd of September I was lucky enough to be invited to the The Academy, Middle Abbey Street for the VIP launch of the "Never alone" single for Teen-Line Ireland. Guests included: TV3, Finbarr Furey, Red Hurley Ian Madigan, Ryan Sheridan, JJ Jupiter and Leinster Rugby stars. This was no ordaniry fundraising event and as a mother to a teenage boy myself I wanted to show my full support to all involved. 
 
Why Teenline Ireland Started
Darren Bolger was a typical teenager who loved life. He was very caring, loving and showed empathy to others. Darren made two mistakes in his life. His first mistake was that he didn’t talk about how he felt inside. His second mistake was a result of the first; he died by suicide on the 6th April 2003 aged 16 years.  After Darren’s death his mother, Maureen, was shocked to discover the lack of services available for young people in Ireland who may be contemplating suicide or going through difficult times and need someone to talk to. Teenagers expressed this gap in services to Maureen, saying they felt they were in between, too old for one helpline and too young for another. Maureen decided to put her experience and Darren’s death into something positive, hence the foundation of Teen-Line Ireland.

Teen-Line Ireland is a FREE-phone service open every day of the week from 8pm to 11pm and all calls are confidential, call 1800 833 634.

Do you ever feel like you just want to chat to someone who will really listen to you? No slagging or jeering.  No fear of what other people might think of you.Maybe there's something bothering you and you want to get it off your chest You might be feeling fed-up, alone, or cut off from the rest of the world. Maybe you feel stuck in-between, too old for some things, too young for others - lost- confused- no where to turnTeen-Line Ireland understands this. That's why we've set up a helpline for young adults... a number you can dial when no-one else will listen or maybe you just don't want to talk to someone who knows you.Teen-Line Ireland's volunteers are ordinary, every-day people who understand that young people need to be heard- they volunteer to listen - they do it because they value young people and care about how they are feeling - and they really want to listen.

'Never Alone' is a charity single for Glen Haybyrne and Teen-Line Ireland.  The lyrics and music were written and arranged by Luke Clerkin and Gavin Doyle. Vocals were arranged by Sandra Jane Hyland and it was produced in Block C Studios by Cian Donohue.  The lyrics were written to show those who are suffering in silence that they are not alone and that suicide is not the only escape.

The single features the outstanding vocal and musical talents of young singers and musicians from Tallaght, Celbridge, Greystones and Swords.
Below is a list of all involved:
(Vocals)
Sandra Hyland Gavin Doyle Calvin Hynes Gary Tighe Niamh O'Neill Luke Clerkin Shaunagh Mahon Johnathan Shanley Sean O'Leary Sam Khalaf Laura Dalton Scott Fitzpatrick Ciaran Mulhall
(Musicians)
Sean Wazzer ( Percussion ) Gavin Doyle (Piano) Liam McDonnell (Guitar) Dave Tynan (Guitar) Mikey Hyland (Guitar) Jay Manassaro (Bass)
Lou Dearsley (Cello)
 
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