250KM Challenge in Aid of Pieta House – 28th November 2014 | Collins McNicholas

250KM Challenge in Aid of Pieta House – 28th November 2014

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L-R: Séamus Tobin (Regional Manager, Cork), Antoinette O’Flaherty (Regional Manager, Sligo), Michelle Murphy (Regional Manager, Galway), Niall Murray (General Manager), Sean Gannon (Regional Manager, Dublin/Athlone).

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group is proud to be holding a 250Km charity run in aid of Pieta House on Friday 28th November at the Athlone Institute of Technology – Indoor Athletics Track.

Staff of Collins McNicholas 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.

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Back L-R: Tom McEvoy (Pieta House), Padraic White (Chariman, Collins McNicholas), Colman Collins (Managing Director, Collins McNicholas).
Front L-R: Séamus Tobin (Regional Manager, Cork), Antoinette O’Flaherty (Regional Manager, Sligo), Michelle Murphy (Regional Manager, Galway), Niall Murray (General Manager), Sean Gannon (Regional Manager, Dublin/Athlone).

Speaking on behalf of Collins McNicholas, Colman Collins, Managing Director said: ‘Collins McNicholas is honoured to continue its association with Pieta House for a second 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 are available from staff or you can pledge donations on http://www.mycharity.ie/event/collins_mcnicholass_event/

We hope that with a little help from our friends we will be able to make this charity event a great success!