“I Understand First Hand The Devastation It Brings” Louise Cooney Has Launched A Special Fundraiser For Pieta House

She's already surpassed her €5,000 goal, by a LOT.


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Due to current self-isolation measures, major events have been either canceled or postponed. This includes a wide range of charity events, such as the Darkness into Light walk for Pieta House. So Louise Cooney has launched her own fundraiser for Pieta House, and smashed her goal of €5,000 in less than one day.

The GoFundMe page now has an amazing amount of over €31,000 and counting. Taking to her Instagram page, Louise wrote “I know I’ve been so lucky to be able to isolate in such beautiful surroundings but it isn’t lost on me that while some people are enjoying this rare downtime, for others this is an exceptionally difficult time. Being isolated from family and friends, unemployment and uncertainty have a huge impact on mental health.”


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“Yesterday @pieta.house reached out to me, as they have been receiving an unprecedented amount of calls with people looking for help during this difficult time.” Louise continued, “Mental Health is something that’s very close to my heart. Less than a year ago my family went through the heartbreak of suicide so I understand first hand the devastation it brings and the importance of having access to services like Pieta House.”

“My aunt, who lost her beautiful son, my cousin Nicky, has very bravely recorded a video to help share this message and raise much needed funds and awareness. I understand during this time people have lost their jobs and are out of work but I would love if you could donate €5 (or whatever you can afford) to this very worthy cause. It really would make such a difference to help everyone at a time when we so need it ✨Where there is life there is hope ✨”

She then finished off the post with “I’ve kickstarted the donations with €1000, the link is in my bio & stories. Please give what you can ❤️”

Well done to Louise and everyone involved! Bualadh bos!


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