Support sought for Pieta House
by Craig Whelan
Fórsa’s campaigns director Joe O’Connor is undertaking a 30-kilometre sponsored walk to raise funds for Pieta House this month, in an event that aims to raise mental health awareness.
Joe is walking in memory of his best friend Fergal’s late fiancée, Ann-Marie, who lost her life to suicide in January 2018. He will accompany Fergal’s friends and family from Ann-Marie’s final resting place in Eadestown to Djouce Mountain in Wicklow, where she got engaged.
The walk will commemorate Ann-Marie’s 32nd birthday and will raise vital funds for Pieta House, which has supported Fergal through this traumatic time.
Joe has paid tribute to Fergal’s determination in this difficult time. “Less than 18 months after such a tragic and life-shattering event, Fergal’s courage and bravery to have the strength to organise this event has been an inspiration,” he said.
More than €12,000 has been raised so far. If you want to support the initiative, you can donate online or contact Joe directly to sign his sponsorship card.