Organiser and activist Leanne Coyle

Sing for the good times

SingForMe, the local music festival aimed at promoting positive mental health, returns on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4, with line up of quality music for a good cause.

Organiser and activist Leanne Coyle said this year's concert will be held in memory of a young man who passed away in tragic circumstances: “This year, I am honoured to announce that SingForMe will be held in memory of Eden Heaslip. All funds raised will be donated to suicide prevention and bullying awareness campaigns. Thank you so much to Cavan Public Participation Network for supporting the festival this year - I appreciate your help so much.”

Taking place at Blessings' Bar in Cavan the festival will involve a whole host of local talent. “We were so excited to announce the line-up for this years SingForMe Festival,” says Leanne.

Leanne took to social media to commend everyone who threw their support behind the event: “Thank you also to Blessings Bar Cavan, all the bands and all the volunteers.”

Among the bands to pay over the two days are Priorland, The Shed, Bullit Girl, Thin Thieves, The Jobseekers and Twisted Ninja, as well as a number of other acts.

Leanne is also involved with the Teach Oscail Family Resource Centre Christmas Appeal. Teach Oscail are putting out an appeal to the public to assist those who need a helping hand in the run up to Christmas, and a call for families who are in difficult circumstances to make contact if they feel overwhelmed by the holiday season.

This year Teach Oscail Family Resource Centre hold their annual Christmas Appeal in conjunction with the 'Smile For Me' campaign. The appeal aims to help out families in the community at Christmas time.If the public have any questions about giving or receiving they can contact Teach Oscail Family Resource Centre directly on 049-4372730 or