Renault Ireland recently handed over the key card to a new 171 Renault Mégane grand coupé to Pieta House.
Pieta House was founded in 2006 and now has services and centres across Ireland. Pieta House offers free counselling to those suffering from suicidal ideation, those who have been bereaved by suicide, and people who are engaging in self-harm. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service.
One person who will happily make use of the Mégane Grand coupé is Pieta House CEO Brian Higgins, who regularly travels all over Ireland to visit the Pieta House centres, the latest of which is to open in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, by mid-May. The car is branded with the charity’s logo, and it will act as a ‘vehicle’ to raise awareness of Pieta House.
Brian Higgins is delighted Renault has lent its valuable support to Pieta House.
"I spend a lot of my time on the road visiting our centres and aside from its safety and comfort, Renault’s Pieta House branded car is a moving advertisement for our services as I travel the length and breadth of Ireland in this Renault Mégane Grand coupé.
"One of our key messages is that we all need to tackle the stigma that leads people to the doors of Pieta House, so the further I travel to spread that message and the more people I get to see and speak to, the better.”
Patrick Magee, country operations manager, Renault Ireland, said the company was delighted to be in a position to lend its support to such a worthy charity as Pieta House.
"Its staff work tirelessly every day to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society and we hope that this new Renault Mégane Grand coupé will benefit the amazing work that they do.”
Pieta House has helped more than 28,000 people since its doors first opened 11 years ago. Since last year, Pieta House has also been providing counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide.
Pieta House also operates the free 24-hour suicide helpline 1800 247 247.