2015 Charity run group image

Collins McNicholas completed a 250km run last Friday in aid of Pieta House. This was our third year holding the fundraising event and it was a great success. We are delighted to be raising money in aid of Pieta House who do really important work in communities across Ireland and who rely on donations to keep their charity running. The event was held in Athlone Institute of Technology’s wonderful in-door running track. Thankfully the photos were taken before the run when we were still looking fresh and enthusiastic; 250km later and the photos would have looked quite different!!

2015 Pieta House run, group photo 2

What Pieta House Does

Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. The centre has grown to almost 180 therapists and administration staff, and in 2014 alone, over 5,000 people came through their doors suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. This service is provided free of charge and they rely on fundraising events to provide 90% of their income. They currently have nine centres in Ireland, four in Dublin, and one each in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. One of their goals is to have a centre within 100km of every person in Ireland and they have identified three areas most in need of their service – the North West, the South East and the Midlands.

View video of our 250km Challenge Run 2015 event here

To find out more about Pieta House please visit their website: http://www.pieta.ie/

Thank you for your support.

Niall Murray

Managing Director

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services