Pieta House Partners With Pint Aid For Fundraising Campaign

Pieta House offers free counselling to people experiencing suicidal ideation, people who engage in self-harm and those who have been bereaved by suicide. It also operates the free 1800 247 247 suicide helpline.
www.PintAid.ie is a crowdfunding movement for charities and causes. Every month they raise funds for a different charity by encouraging the public to drink responsibly. Potential donors are asked to have one less pint per week and donate the value of that pint (€5) to their charity partners, so people will donate €20 for the month.

Donations are handled via their mobile apps and website. Monies that are received are held by www.Stripe.com and transferred directly to the charity’s bank account. Pint Aid is changing how we interact with and support the charities that matter to us.

Pint Aid are on their fourth campaign now have raised over €10,000 for Inner City Helping Homeless, Rory Gallagher’s Wish to Talk and MS Ireland respectively.

For the December campaign, Pieta House and Pint Aid are working with some of Ireland’s most recognized corporate brands to support their fundraising target of €12,000.  Every €1,000 raised for Pieta House can provide support and life-saving therapy for someone experiencing suicidal ideation. The proposed target would equate to 12 lives saved this Christmas.

On Friday 9th December at 8pm, Toned Fit Gym in Howth are running their Christmas Party as a fundraiser for the campaign in Boqueria Restaurant, Howth. Members of the public are invited to join the evening that promises to be a celebration of the incredible services that Pieta House provide and a cracking Christmas evening!

“We are happy to team up with Pint Aid this month to raise much-needed funds for our services,” said Pieta House CEO Brian Higgins. “Christmas can be a difficult time for people, so if anyone is generous enough to choose to donate to Pieta House instead of having an extra drink then we would of course welcome that.”

Pint Aid Director; Tony Fernandez commented “We are honoured to partner with Pieta House and allow the wonderful Irish public to show their support for this brilliant charity.  Please think of the difference you can make with the price of a pint and help us save 12 lives this Christmas.”

* For more information, visit www.pintaid.ie or by contact Tony Fernandez Fez@PintAid.ie or Brian Campbell (brian.campbell@pieta.ie)

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