OVER €5,000 has been raised for Pieta House MidWest thanks to the support of those who took part in UL Hospitals’ Group annual charity 5k run and walk.
Over 200 people completed the course around Dooradoyle and Raheen, the majority of them hospital staff. Another 25 health workers completed a 5k in Nenagh to help raise funds for Pieta House, which offers counselling 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.”