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Thursday 20 June 2019

Pieta House given IFAC coffee money

Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €10,000 to Pieta House were, from left: Cathy Drummond, (fundraising at Pieta House); Niamh Hand (marketing executive at IFAC); Paul Flynn (GPACEO and Ambassador of Pieta House) and Vera O’Rourke (executive assistant to the CEO and Chairman at IFAC)
Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €10,000 to Pieta House were, from left: Cathy Drummond, (fundraising at Pieta House); Niamh Hand (marketing executive at IFAC); Paul Flynn (GPACEO and Ambassador of Pieta House) and Vera O’Rourke (executive assistant to the CEO and Chairman at IFAC)

The IFAC centre in Enniscorthy was one of a number of IFAC centres across the country that organised coffee mornings before and after Christmas to raise money for Pieta House.

Last week the money raised from the initiatives was presented to Cathy Drummond and Paul Flynn, CEO and ambassador for Pieta House.

A spokesperson for the IFAC centre in Enniscorthy said everyone involved with the centre was delighted to support the event which proved to be a great success.

The IFAC is the professional services, (accountancy, planning and advice) firm for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sector.

A spokesperson for the national organisation told this newspaper that the IFA farm centre in Enniscorthy 'contributed substantially' to the fundraising initiative which raised a staggering €10,000 for Pieta House.

The charity works with those affected by thoughts of suicide or self-harm and is one of the country's most highly regarded community support organisations.

At the cheque presentation Mr Flynn expressed gratitude to everyone who supported the fundraising events over the Christmas period and in the interim period.

He said the money raised will be put to very good use and help the organisation continue to provide its services to people all over the country.

Pieta House was established in 2006 and in the interim it has helped over 36,000 people who were in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

The organisation began from a base in Lucan, in Dublin, but now has 12 centres across the country.

From relatively humble beginnings the charity now has almost 270 therapists and administration staff.

The demand for its services hasn't waned, however, a significant aspect of the Pieta House ethos is that its services are all provided free-of-charge to its clients.

Its staff are all fully qualified and provide professional one-to-one therapeutic services.

The IFAC members in Enniscorthy said they were delighted to assist the organisation and thanked everyone who supported their coffee morning initiative.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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