I wanted to help raise some much needed funds for Pieta House , particularly at a testing time like this when everyone's mental health is affected to varying degrees.
I will be rowing a half marathon (at home on my rower) starting at 5am May 9th through sunrise when the Darkness into Light events would normally occur. I won't find it easy , despite my background in fitness, it will be challenging but I will be spurred on by your support.
Any donation is valuable. I understand there are a lot of fundraising campaigns on the go currently but every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.
At a time of job losses, grief and restrictions, hope and help are a vital resource for many and with your support we can keep that alive.
Once you choose hope anything is possible ~ Christopher Reeve
I have started off the donations, please donate and help share the message or my posts to raise awareness through your own contacts.
Thank you so much ,
Sarah Alcock at Fitness Carlow
Additional Info on Pieta House:
Last year 8,048 people came through our doors for suicide, self-harm and bereaved by suicide services and they have reached over 59,529 people since their doors first opened in 2006. In 2019 alone , there were 13,705 phone calls answered and 31,139 text messages replied to via their 24 hour helpline services. Without Darkness into Light they are asking the public for support to ensure our services can be sustained during this difficult time.
Where your money will go:
€15 keeps the lights on in one of our fifteen centres across Ireland
€20 helps our therapists answer two more calls to our helpline
€45 is a crisis counselling session between scheduled sessions.
€90 is the first session of a dedicated therapy session.
€251 ensures we can deliver the first Resilience Academy programme to a class of secondary school students.
€1000 provides an entire programme of therapy for one person with suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm.
Please check out Pieta House and Darkness into Light online for further information.
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