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Fearless Donegal pensioner parachute jumping for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland

Kay, who is 92 years old, will undertake the daunting skydive on July 20, 2024.

Fearless and peerless Kay Sinclair (92) who is undertaking a skydive for Youth Siuicide Prevention Ireland in memory of her late son, Michael.
Fearless and peerless Kay Sinclair (92) who is undertaking a skydive for Youth Siuicide Prevention Ireland in memory of her late son, Michael.

Intrepid Donegal Town senior Kay Sinclair is gearing up for a fundraising parachute jump in aid of the charity Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI).

Kay (92) will undertake the daunting skydive on July 20.



The date is very special to Kay as it marks the 37th anniversary of the death of her son, Michael. Kay said she was doing the jump in his memory.

“I plan to join the YSPI in their ‘Skydive For Life’ campaign and complete a parachute jump to raise awareness of depression and suicide in young people, especially in young men, and raise funds for the charity,” she said.

Kay has set up the GoFundMe page Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI).

The money which Kay raises will go towards YSPI’s School’s Programme, for teachers and students, and the provision of specialist websites and resources for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

It will also bolster YSPI’s Crisis Services, which provide crisis information, FreeText services and immediate access to counselling.

Reflecting on her skydive, Kay said: “Every euro counts, and no amount is too small.

“Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of young people across Ireland.

“Please consider donating today and sharing this campaign with your friends and family.”

According to UNICEF’S Well-being of Young People 2017 report, Ireland has the fourth highest teen suicide rate in the EU/OECD.

YSPI’s operates a FreeText service where people in need of crisis information can text our information service free of charge, and funding for immediate access to crisis counselling for at-risk teenagers.