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Paisley businessman supports mental health charity as suicide increases in Renfrewshire

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A Paisley businessman is taking on the challenge of a lifetime as he seeks to raise vital cash for a suicide prevention charity.Gary Hamilton will this month take on his first ultra-marathon in a bid to raise funds for mental health charity Kickin’ On.The 32-year-old – who has seen first-hand the impact Kickin’ On is having on the Renfrewshire community – will face the ultimate endurance test with a 50km run across the Peak District.Gary, who owns Eco Deck Scotland in Paisley, said he was keen to use the challenge to raise funds for a local cause.

He hopes the 2,000-metre climb up the peaks will encourage people to dig deep and support a charity which works to bolster the physical and mental wellbeing of people from all walks of life.“It was an easy decision choosing Kickin’ On having seen the help Dave and his team provide,” Gary said, “from helping people on a daily basis with real problems, and bringing communities together through organised events. “I do believe Kickin’ On has prevented more suicide deaths than we’ll know, so it’s important charities like this get the support they need to continue helping the people who need it most.”Renfrewshire Live, the new free app dedicated to bringing you around the clock breaking news, is now available to download.Powered by the Paisley Daily Express, Renfrewshire Live is your go-to source for news, features and sport with live coverage provided direct to the app, seven days a week.The dedicated team of experienced journalists, responsible for the publication of the award-winning Express, will focus on breaking news, day and night, across Renfrewshire’s towns and villages.There is also a dedicated St Mirren section that will follow every kick of the ball with the Buddies. Avai

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