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'My boy (8) can't wait for big run,' says Rachel

THE big-hearted son of Fair City star Rachel Pilkington is getting his trainers on and running for a very worthy cause.

Noah (8) is taking part in the Darkness into Light Run for Pieta House.

Rachel said that she wanted to get involved with the suicide and self-harm crisis centre and the run is their biggest fundraising event of the year.

"I'll be doing the Carlow town event, I did it last year and I cut the ribbon, and this year my son Noah (8) is going to be doing it," she told Ryan Tubridy on 2fm.

"It's actually Communion day and he's in second class but as we're non-denominational, he's going to be running for Pieta House instead and we'll celebrate it in a different way later in the day.

"He's very excited about that. He'll be running for his paternal grandfather who took his life 10 years before he was born," she added.

The Darkness into Light Run takes place at locations across the country from 4.15am on Saturday. To sign up, visit www.pieta.ie.