Sunday 23 July 2017

Irish football legend Paul McGrath urges people to put their boots on for Pieta House

Paul McGrath Photo: RTE
Paul McGrath Photo: RTE
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

IRISH football legend Paul McGrath has urged people to put their boots on for Pieta House.

The former Manchester United and Aston Villa star has formally launched the major Pieta House fundraising campaign involving a climb of Carrauntoohil in Kerry.

The climb, which takes place on May 27 next, ranks as one of the most important fundraisers for the national suicide support charity.

"This is a really good cause and Pieta House do incredibly important work," the football star said.

"I'd urge everyone to support the great work they do by considering doing the climb or helping fundraise for it."

A staunch supporter of the campaign is Cork businessman John Roche.

Pieta House's other major fundraising campaign was their 'Darkness Into Light' walk which attracted record numbers last weekend.

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