A fundraising Table Quiz will be held in An Pucan Bar on Thursday November 12 commencing at 7.30pm (tables of four for €40 ) to raise funds for Pieta House. All are welcome on the night but there are limited tables so please confirm your attendance – it will be a fun filled event with table prizes, raffle and finger food served.
The Table Quiz is on the run up to a 250Km charity run in aid of Pieta House being completed by the staff of Collins McNicholas on Friday November 27 at the Athlone Institute of Technology indoor athletics track when the staff of Collins McNicholas nationwide have pledged to walk and run the distance to raise vital funds for this worthy national charity.
Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded by psychologist Joan Freeman. It first opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006, and there are now six Pieta House centres in Ballyfermot, Mungret, Roscrea, Tuam, Bishopstown and Castleisland. They also have an outreach centre in Finglas. Pieta House provides a professional, face-to-face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. The unique clinically-based model developed by Pieta House is used across all of its centres. Pieta House’s primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea.
Speaking on behalf of Collins McNicholas, Michelle Murphy, Regional Manager said: ‘Collins McNicholas is honoured to continue its association with Pieta House for a third year. Pieta House is a charity that really resonates with people as it addresses what was until recently a huge unmet need in our society. Pieta House provide a service that is both caring and professional and a service which is wholly dependent on fund raising to maintain and grow the network of centres it has around Ireland’.
The ‘Darkness to Light’ event which Pieta House has been running for a number of years has really captured the imagination of people as evidenced by the massive turnout of people at all of the venues where this event took place earlier this year. This event has helped to raise awareness of Pieta House and its services. It has reduced the stigma that has traditionally been associated with depression and has been instrumental in encouraging more people to reach out for help rather than suffer in silence until life becomes too unbearable to continue on. Collins McNicholas hope our modest support will help Pieta House in its awareness building and in its continuing expansion in the coming year.’
Donation cards available or pledge donations on http://www.mycharity.ie/event/collins_mcnicholass_250kevent/