Wednesday 24 July 2019

IFAC host fundraising coffee morning for Pieta House

Niamh Coman, Mary O’Dowd and Breda Kearns at the IFAC Coffee Morning in the IFA Centre
Niamh Coman, Mary O’Dowd and Breda Kearns at the IFAC Coffee Morning in the IFA Centre

Conscious that the festive period is not a happy one for everybody, the staff of IFAC in Enniscorthy threw open their doors before finishing up for Christmas to host a coffee morning in aid of mental health charity Pieta House.

With some 30 offices nationwide, the IFAC head office in Dublin asked staff around the country to take part, and those in the Enniscorthy office at the IFA Centre were more than happy to help. There were some busy kitchens in advance of the big day, with treats being baked up in big numbers and staff members walked around town inviting the staff of neighbouring businesses too pop in and enjoy a chat and a cuppa.

'One of the girls here is very good a baking, so we did a good bit beforehand,' explained Annette Redmond of IFAC. 'Even some of the boys helped and we had a great crowd in over the course of the morning. We'd hope that maybe we can do something similar again before we finish up next year and attract an even bigger crowd.'

While money is still coming in from customers, the venture has raised somewhere in the region of €700 for Pieta House, a figure that the organisers are delighted with.

'We were delighted to be able to help out with such a worthy cause,' said Annette. 'There's not a family in the country that hasn't been affected by suicide in some way and it was nice to see some of those families who have been affected attend on the day and show their support.'

Everyone at the IFAC wished to thank those who came along on the day and contributed in any way to the cause.

Enniscorthy Guardian