A GROUP of cyclists from Limerick recently completed a gruelling 740km cycle from Mizen to Malin Head in aid of Pieta House.
The group, who reached Donegal five days after they departed Mizen Bridge in Cork, have already raised €8,000 for the Mungret-based suicide and self-harm crisis centre.
“It was a tough cycle but we’re so proud to have finished it because Pieta House is a very worthy cause and we really wanted to do something to help,” said Derek Finnin.
As well as raising funds for centre, the organisers - Derek, Ger Finnin and Niall O’Halloran - were particularly keen to raise awareness of the services that Pieta House provides to those in crisis, as Ger tragically lost his son to suicide three years ago. “Friends and family have been great in their support and we want to urge everyone locally to donate whatever they can. Pieta House is an amazing resource to have in Limerick and we really need to do what we can to help them continue their great work,” he said.
“We want to say a big thank you to our sponsors Vistakon Ireland, Kirby Group, Bennett Oil, Spratt’s Butchers, The Spotted Dog and Limerick Regeneration,” said Derek Finnin.
“Ger, Niall and I would also like to thank the other cyclists for taking part – Donncha Cleary, Vincent Brennan, JJ O’Connor, Paddy Hegarty, Joe Ahern, and Dermot O’Halloran our logistics guy,” he added.
See www.mycharity.ie/event/finnin_event to donate.