24 hours in motion for Pieta: Cork teachers come together to raise funds for charity

24 hours in motion for Pieta: Cork teachers come together to raise funds for charity

Teachers at Carrignafoy Community College in Cobh will be running, walking and cycling for a combined total of 24 hours this weekend in aid of Pieta House. 

Teachers at Carrignafoy Community College in Cobh will be running, walking and cycling for a combined total of 24 hours this weekend in aid of Pieta House. 

With the annual Darkness Into Light event cancelled as a result of Covid-19, the school has decided to run a 24-hour fundraiser to generate vital funds for the mental health charity.

Staff members have each signed up to do one hour of walking, running or cycling from 5am on Friday, May 8 to 5am on Saturday, May 9.

Pupils and members of the local community are invited to join the teachers for any one of those hours, from wherever they are living.

As per government directives, anyone joining in is asked to stick within a 5km radius of their home and observe social distancing guidelines.

"We are delighted to have an opportunity for our school community to connect in a way that will benefit a wonderful charity like Pieta House, whose services have benefited many people here in Cobh and far beyond," school principal, Tracey Kennedy, said.

"Our staff immediately jumped at the idea, and we hope that parents, students and other members of the community will join us by walking, cycling or running for one of those hours, and most importantly, by making a donation through our GoFundMe page," she continued. 

If you would like to donate to the campaign visit: 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/p5jqb-carrignafoy-cc-in-motion-for-pieta-house

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