Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thanks for 'amazing response' to Dawn Walk

There was a fulsome thanks for the generosity of all those who went on the recent Dawn Walk through New Abbey Stud at last night's presentation of a cheque to Pieta House, writes Brian Byrne.

The cheque for €7,200 was accepted by Marie Peelo of Pieta House, who said it would mean seven more people could be accepted on the organisation's free therapeutic programme for people in suicidal distress or doing self harm.

She said 20,000 people had availed of Pieta House's services so far.

On behalf of herself and co-organiser of the Walk Richie Kelly, Lorna Brophy (above right) said they were very grateful for the wonderful turnout and 'amazing' financial response by the community of Kilcullen to the event.

She also thanked Rory Mahon and his team at New Abbey Stud for allowing them have the event in such a beautiful setting.

The presentation took place in O'Connell's Bar.