Pieta House Calls on Tipperary Women to Raise Awareness by Taking Part in Mini Marathon

Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, is calling on Tipperary women of all ages to run or walk the Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon in Pieta House t-shirts to help raise awareness of the free services they provide.

Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, is calling on Tipperary women of all ages to run or walk the Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon in Pieta House t-shirts to help raise awareness of the free services they provide.

Photo shows some Roscrea ladies who have already signed up

The Mini Marathon takes place in Thurles, the European Town of Sport for 2012, on Sunday, 30th September at 11am. Pieta House t-shirts are available from Marie Peelo in Pieta House on 01 628 2111 or mariepeelo@pieta.ie.

A group of local Pieta House supporters (pictured) are already taking part in the 10k mini marathon and the charity is hoping that more will join them in the coming weeks.

“As Thurles is the European Town of Sport for 2012 there’s no better year to get involved in the Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon,” said Joan Freeman, CEO and founder of Pieta House. “I hope that lots of people will choose to run in our Pieta House t-shirts to raise awareness of the free service we provide to people in crisis. As many of you know, fundraising for a Pieta House centre in Roscrea is ongoing and we’re hoping to open there in the very near future,” she said.

Demand for Pieta House’s services increased by 81% last year. Pieta House first opened its doors in Lucan, Co. Dublin in January 2006. There is now a second national centre in Limerick and three further outreach centres across Dublin. There are active discussions in progress to open centres in Roscrea, Galway and Cork.

Registration for the Tipperary Women’s Mini Marathon is available online at www.tippminimarathon.ie. The closing date for entries is Monday, 24th September.