Each year we proudly partner with a host of charities to help them thanks to the funds you raise on our cycle. This year one of them is the only suicide and self-harm organisation in Ireland – Pieta House.
Founded in 2006 by Joan Freeman, the organisation provides a professional, face-to-face, entirely free of charge service, for those affected by suicide or deliberate self-harm. Their intensive and solution focused programme is delivered by fully accredited therapists.
This year Pieta House is celebrating their 10th birthday, with their first centre opened in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January of that year. Their Kerry centre, which recently transferred its service from Castleisland to Tralee to facilitate more people, offers the same thing the other centres do – a free therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
The Pieta House Kerry team
“The acknowledgement of and partnership with The Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle affirms our service and creates huge awareness of the work we do and the life-saving service we provide” – says Oliver Skehan, Digital Co-Ordinator of Pieta House.
“All funds raised are crucial to us as 85% of our income needs to be generated through our own fundraising initiatives and partnerships”, he added.
The money you help raise by cycling in this year’s cycle will help Pieta House sustain and grow their ‘free of charge’ service to both the local communities and surrounding areas of Kerry. It will also enable them to continue to roll out their life-saving service and support those who find themselves in suicidal crisis or engaging in self-harm and their families.
For more information visit www.pieta.ie