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Nenagh fitness calendar for Pieta House

Monday, 4th December, 2017 9:00am
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Nenagh fitness calendar for Pieta House
Nenagh fitness calendar for Pieta House

A local group of fitness enthusiasts have put together a calendar to raise funds for Pieta House.


In June of this year, the group raised €5,000 for mental health charity GROW by running a fitness photoshoot. Organised by Matt Cooney of MCFuturefitness, the group that signed up for the challenge included Matt's cousin Brian Cooney, Philip Cullen, Brendan Kelly, Sharon Nagle, Neil Kevin, Thomas O'Connell, Pearse Morris, Louise Hickey, Barry Corcoran, Wayne Cawley, Daryl McGee and Edwina King.


With these pictures, the group decided to create a calendar and sell them to raise over €2,000 for Pieta House. The calendars are available to buy (€10 each) from anyone who took part in the photoshoot and are also for sale in The Fitness Factory, Nenagh.


There is also a link on Matt Cooney's Facebook page and posting of the calendars can also be arranged.


“We ran this as a fundraiser for mental health charity GROW Ireland, which promotes awareness of mental health in Ireland and helps people who have suffered or are suffering from mental health problems,” Matt says on the group's iDonate.ie page.


“This time around, we have chosen to raise money for Pieta House, as suicide rates in Ireland are among the highest in Europe at the moment, particularly in our region of North Tipperary. Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm. 100% of the profits raised from this calendar will be donated to Pieta House, preventing suicide and self-harm.”


The iDonate page can be found at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11367206_2018-mcfuturefitness-charity-calendar-for-pieta-house.html

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