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UL Hospitals Group Pieta House Fundraiser is a success!

Pictured above at Pieta House MidWest in Mungret are Marian Long, Pieta House; Hugh Brady, UL Hospitals; Johnny Togher, Pieta House; Colette Cowan, UL Hospitals; Kieran O’Brien, Pieta House and Seamus Hourigan and Laura Tobin, both UL Hospitals. UL Hospitals Group Pieta House.

Over €5,000 has been raised for Pieta House MidWest thanks to the support of those who took part in UL Hospitals Group Pieta House annual charity 5k Run/Walk this August 19, 2016.

Over 200 people completed the course around Dooradoyle/Raheen in August, the majority of them being hospital staff. Another 25 health workers completed a 5km in Nenagh to help raise funds for Pieta House, a highly valued service which offers counseling and other suicide and self-harm supports to people around the country.

Speaking after presenting a cheque for over €5,000 to Pieta House, UL Hospitals CEO Colette Cowan said: “Our annual 5k is part of our Healthy Ireland strategy at UL Hospitals. Two of the pillars of this strategy are looking after your mental health and promoting physical activity for people of all abilities. We were delighted to be able to again support the great work that is being done locally by Pieta House for people in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary who are going through a mental health crisis. Those of us working in the health services know first-hand of the incredibly important work Pieta House does and how much they are appreciated in the community.”

Runners and walkers paid an entry of €10, got a t-shirt and an official time on crossing the finish line and a medal. There were prizes for the first three male and female participants to finish as well as for the first walker home.

All participants underwent rigorous training regimes in the weeks before the event to be prepared for the big day.

The UL Hospitals Group Pieta House 5k Run/Walk was followed by a barbecue in Russell’s, Fr. Russell Road.

Read more about Pieta House MidWest here.

Check out UL Hospitals Group here.

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