Why Pieta House?

We have been asked by a number of people why we've chosen Pieta House for our year of challenges, so maybe more people would be interested to know our reasons.

The statistics on suicide, globally and in Ireland, speak for themselves and speak of the need for intervention, on a widespread and a personal, individual level.  There is so much work to be done to prevent suicide and self-harm and we felt the need to be part of that.

We also have our own experiences of being bereaved by suicide. We have experienced the deaths of people close to us, people we loved, cared about and will miss. Any small thing we can do to prevent that happening for anybody else, we will do.

We don't have the skills and ability a fantastic organisation like Pieta House does, but we are good at other things, so our year of challenges is about us doing those things to help them as much as we can.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped so far, by donating or sharing our efforts, we hope you'll continue with that as we continue with our year of challenges.

Kevin and Edel.