A big thank you from organisers of Pieta House Kildare cycle

The fight against suicide

Niamh O'Donoghue

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A big thank you from organisers of Pieta House Kildare cycle

Some of the cyclists at the cycle

The organisers of the Kildare 100k challenge in aid of Pieta House have thanked all the cyclists who took part in last weekend's fundraiser.

Setting out from Moorefield GAA club last Sunday September 25, the event was a great success.

“A big thank you from the organisers, who where made up of a collaborated effort from Kildare cycling clubs including Acorn Road Club, Newbridge; Ballymore Eustace Peddler's and Cut Bush Cycling Club, who did a great job in putting this event together,” said Pieta House.

“Our thanks go out to all that local support from Bliss Cuisine, Kildare Farm Foods, Spar, Ballymany; Centra, Curragh Grange; Dunnes Stores and a big thanks to Moorefield GAA Club for hosting this great event.”

Pieta House opened its doors a decade ago in Lucan and in the intervening years the organisation has seen and helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established nine subsequent centres.

“As it has been from day one, everything is free of charge and our staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required," it added.

"One of our goals is to have a centre within 100km of every person in Ireland and we're well on our way to achieving this."