Community School Fun Walk for Pieta House

CCS Transition Year student Serene O'Dwyer being presented  with an iPod Touch by Joe Ahern, Rock House Restaurant, who sponsored the promoters prize in last week's CCS Parents Association Grand National Sweepstake Fundraiser. Also in the photograph are Ann Wade (CCS Parents Association Chairperson) and Mary Roche  (CCS Parents Association).
Cashel Community School will hold a major 6k Fun Walk/Jog/Run in aid of Pieta House on Thursday, May 2.

Cashel Community School will hold a major 6k Fun Walk/Jog/Run in aid of Pieta House on Thursday, May 2.

People of all ages who enjoy a summer’s evening stroll in the company of friends and others who enjoy the challenge of a moderate distance run or jog are invited to take part. Entry is €10.

Participants can obtain a registration form in advance from staff or students at the school or simply register on the day itself. (Registration from 4pm).

Pieta House is a centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, which was opened in Lucan, Co. Dublin, in January 2006. Since then other centres have opened in Dublin, Limerick and most recently in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.

The founder of Pieta House, Joan Freeman, who was a psychologist in professional practice, decided that issues around self-harm and suicide needed to be treated in new ways. Before then, suicide and self-harm were kept secret and there was very little help available for people who needed it.

Pieta House provides professional counselling and helps people to deal with distressing issues in their lives so that they can live full and healthy lives.

The service is free of charge to anybody who needs help, so it is important that the wider community does it best to support such a worthwhile cause. It costs €1,000 to provide the required number of counselling services to one person. Pieta House depends on fundraising for 90% of its income.

The upcoming run/walk is an incentive to get out and get fit and at the same time to bring benefit to others who cannot enjoy good mental health. So get out those comfortable walking or running shoes and get ready for Thursday, May 2, at Cashel Community School. Donations will be gratefully received at all times.