On Saturday, December 7, the city will be filled with nuns of all shapes and sizes for what promises to be a great day of fun with an underlying message of hope.
The Kilkenny Nun Run will be held in the Rose Garden of the Castle Park in an attempt to break the world record for the most people dressed as nuns in the one place.
It will be in aid of Pieta House and The Samaritans. Pieta House is at the coal face of dealing with self-harm and suicide, providing one-to-one counselling. The Samaritans provide the friendly, non-judgemental voice at the end of a phone.
The city and county has suffered its fair share of pain due to suicide and related issues in recent times. Every family has been touched and Saturday, December 7 will be our way of remembering them, raising awareness of the problems being faced by people and raising much needed funding for two groups doing Trojan work.
The manager of the castle, Jaki Jordan has given permission to use the Rose Garden at the Castle for the event.
The figure to beat to enter the Guinness Book of Records is 1,436 and everyone in the city county, young and old, is encouraged to support it. If you would like to be involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0878772688. Dare to make a difference.