Cork siblings raise over €25k for Pieta House in memory of their father 

Cork siblings raise over €25k for Pieta House in memory of their father 
Paddy McCarthy died by suicide on May 1.

Four siblings in Cork have raised over €25,000 for Pieta House in just a few days in memory of their father who recently died by suicide.

Paddy McCarthy from Ballinadee tragically took his own life on May 1.

In memory of their father, Paddy's children Anna, Thomas, Rachel and Niall launched a GoFundMe campaign last Thursday to raise much-needed funds for Pieta House which helps those engaging in self-harm and suffering suicidal distress.

"We are raising money to donate to Pieta House during these dark and uncertain times. 

"Most of their funds are sourced publicly and now given the current circumstances the darkness into light run cannot go ahead, we all need to come together to spread the word and help raise much needed funds for an essential service. 

"In memory of our father who died from suicide one week ago today," Thomas wrote on the GoFundMe page.

Speaking to The Echo, their cousin Julie Callanan said the family are so appreciative of everyone who has donated.

"The generosity of people in Cork has been amazing and we are so overwhelmed with the response," she said.

Pieta services are provided free of charge with no hospital or GP referral required. 

To talk to a Therapist free call 1800 247 247 or text help to 51444.

If you would like to donate to the McCarthy's GoFundMe page visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/2dkjma-darkness-into-light-sunrise-appeal

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