[Apologies if you’ve already received/seen this post…in less than perfect form. I’ve had a ton of publishing problems, and Console’s donations page was down (but now restored). Hopefully this should be the final/complete post – thanks again for your patience.]

To all Wexboy readers, a big thank you. Page views are increasing rapidly, so it looks like more and more people are becoming regular readers. I hope you’ve found some good investing ideas here, and some topics that challenge and motivate your own investing analysis and approach. That’s certainly what I look for – and find – when I read some of the excellent blogs out there. If you’ve any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

I’m launching a donation appeal – officially for March 2nd, but I thought it a good idea to begin with this advance post. If you read, enjoy and/or feel like you’ve benefited in some small way from this blog, I’d like to ask you to please express that appreciation by making a donation, however small, to Console.

Console is an amazing Irish charity – who are they?

‘Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by Suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Service here in Ireland.

Since then Console has developed into a National Organisation supporting people in Suicidal Crisis and those Bereaved by Suicide through Professional Counselling, Support and Helpline Services.

Console is a National Service with Centres in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Athlone, Wexford and Kildare.’

This is their mission statement:

‘Console seeks to respond to the Spiritual, Emotional and Psychological needs of our Clients. Our Mission is to provide Professional Therapeutic Counselling, Support and Helpline Services to those bereaved through suicide with respect, dignity and compassion.’

Why is Suicide Bereavement different?

‘To lose someone close to us is one of the most difficult life experiences we ever have to face. When the death is through suicide, family and friends must cope with the sadness of their loss plus all their additional, heightened feelings like confusion, questioning of self, anger and coming to terms with the element of choice.

Loss takes time to cope with and we all respond differently. Family and close friends are often left with the same inner turmoil and try to understand it in their own way. People will respond to the impact of the death individually and there is no right or wrong way to grieve.’

You may know of other similar (and deserving) organizations, but Console is very special to me, so your donation to this particular charity would be deeply appreciated. I’d be delighted, of course, if you’d email me about your donation, so I can thank you personally. If you prefer not to disclose exact details of your donation, that’s perfectly understandable too, but please email me anyway so I can still thank you. My email is:


Here is Console’s Donations Page. They accept:


Credit Card:       Plse phone 01-610-2638 and donate.

(Internationally, plse call XXX-353-1-610-2638 where XXX is your Intl. Access Code, usually it’s ‘00‘ or ‘011‘)  [No EUR credit card? No worries, it’s just like an overseas purchase – but rem you’ll likely pay an extra 1-3% fee on your donation]

Cheque/Draft:       Plse mail your cheque/draft (in any major currency) to:

Console, Console House, 4 Whitethorn Grove, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

[I’m checking, but assume Console has a deal for lodging any non-EUR cheques – if necessary, I’ll personally shame the bank into waiving all fees]

Tesco Clubcard:       [Looks like this may only work in Ireland]

Text:       [Not sure if this works everywhere – just give it a try, I expect your text will fail, or you’ll receive no response, if this isn’t valid in your country]

Direct Debits:       [Expect this to only work in Ireland and the UK]

Corporate Donation      [If you work for a company who might make a donation, plse just ask, it would be greatly appreciated – if you would prefer Console to contact your company directly to discuss this, plse just email me and I’ll arrange it]

If you have any suggestions or questions, plse don’t hesitate to comment or email me. My sincere thanks, folks, in advance – it means a lot.