Head coach Pat Lam and the team of Connacht Rugby backroom staff will take part in the Darkness Into Light run in aid of Pieta House this weekend.


As the senior team prepare to take on Zebre in round 21 of the Guinness PRO12, the management team will run 5 kilometres at 5:15am in Parma, Italy at the same time that the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House is taking place at over 80 locations throughout Ireland and around the world.

Commenting on the event, Pat Lam said:

“As a management team, we are always up early for a 5k run on the day of away games. It helps to keep focused and sets us up nicely for the busy day ahead.

“We’ll be getting up a good bit earlier on Saturday but to be running for such a great cause and taking part in a special event like this is awesome.

“Everyone is affected by suicide or depression in some way and taking part in this event is an important way to help raise awareness and fundraise for Pieta House who help so many people struggling today.”

Pieta House

Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide opened over nine years ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years Pieta House have opened a further eight centres and having grown to almost 180 therapists and administration staff, they have seen and helped nearly 18, 000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.




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