Monday 1 May 2017

McCann delight at charity partnership

CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins, said he is delighted that Connacht Rugby have decided to continue their partnership with the charity Photo: Getty
CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins, said he is delighted that Connacht Rugby have decided to continue their partnership with the charity Photo: Getty

Daragh Small

Pieta House has again been named as Connacht's charity partner for this year.

Connacht Rugby's business relationship manager Barry McCann said they are delighted to continue their support of Pieta House.

The charity, which was founded in 2006 by Joan Freeman, will be Connacht's charity partner for 2017, and the province will look to work closely with them throughout the year on events like Darkness into Light, which takes place all over Ireland on May 6.

"This is the second season we will work with Pieta House and we hope to make a real difference in helping them to raise awareness around self-harm and suicide in Ireland," said McCann.

"As with every season our objective is to increase awareness for our charity partner. Pieta House do wonderful work and make a big impact in Connacht, Ireland and abroad and we look forward to working with them again this season.

CEO of Pieta House, Brian Higgins, said he is delighted that Connacht Rugby have decided to continue their partnership with the charity.

He said looking out for each other was a key part of any partnership.

"I'm very grateful to Connacht Rugby for choosing to support Pieta House as their official charity partner for another season.

"Partnerships and support of this kind are essential to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm in our communities," said Higgins.

"Our vision is to live in a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.

"Supporting and looking out for each other is a vital part of team sports and I encourage all those who are part of the club to continue to look after themselves and to watch out for each other."

Irish Independent

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