Specsavers staff abseil for Pieta charity

by Rachel Cunningham
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Eight team members from Specsavers Stillorgan took part in a fundraising abseil challenge for suicide prevention charity Pieta, writes Rachel Cunnigham.

The group faced their fear at Dalkey, descending the cliff face and defying their own limits to raise funds for Pieta. The team’s efforts raised €2,300 for the charity.

Commenting on their fundraising efforts, Specsavers Stillorgan administrator Darragh Murtagh said: “Pieta is a charity that is close to our hearts and so we want to thank everyone who donated to the initiative, and we want to thank everyone who took part, we had a great day.”

Pieta provides free counselling to those with suicidal thoughts, those engaging in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide.

Pieta staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to those in need. In 2022 Pieta delivered over 50,000 hours of intervention and bereavement counselling.

It received almost 100,000 crisis support calls and texts through its 24 freephone helpline and directly supported over 700 households devastated by the loss of a loved one by suicide.

If you wish to donate to Pieta House, visit: www.pieta.ie/support-our-work/donate/.

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