Nun Run for Pieta
House and Samaritans

The Kilkenny Pieta House committee, lleft tol right: Tim Kiely, Bill Hutchinson, John Keane, Kathryn Hutchinson, Trish Coogan and Ed Donohoe.
The incidence of suicide in kilkenny city and county has escalated in recent times. Every family in Kilkenny has been affected if not directly, maybe indirectly and the impact it has on the community is devastating.

The incidence of suicide in kilkenny city and county has escalated in recent times. Every family in Kilkenny has been affected if not directly, maybe indirectly and the impact it has on the community is devastating.

However, there is hope available and people like the Samaritans and Pieta House do wonderful work with people who are at risk from self harm, are suicidal or are felling depressed. In a bid to help these organisations to do their jobs without constantly worrying about revenue, a unique event is being held in the city on Sunday, December 7.

The Kilkenny Nun Run will attempt to break the world record for the most people dressed as nuns in the one place.

The Guinness book of Records statistics shows that Listowel in Co Kerry holds the record of 1,443 nuns in the one place from 2011 and the Kilkenny group will try and beat that figure.

If you would like to help out in what will me a mammoth task and a wonderful fun event just e-mail your details to kilkennynunrun@gmail.com.

Last week, Kathryn Hutchinson and her team handed over the proceeds of the Pieta House, Darkness Into Light walk/run held in May. The Kilkenny Nun run will aid two of the charities working with the most vulnerable and the Nun Run promises to be a light hearted affair and hopefully everyone in the city will enter into the spirit of the event,