October 22, 2020
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Best foot forward: WIT organises virtual charity run in aid of Pieta House

The people of Waterford are being asked to put their best foot forward this Saturday after it was announced that WIT Novus is hosting a virtual charity run on at 10am.

They, along with WIT Arena, are inviting people to run, walk or jog and then donate to the event’s Everyday Hero’s Page for Pieta.

All participants are asked to stay within their 2km radius and maintain social distancing of 2m throughout the event which has been endorsed by Pieta.

“It’s a great opportunity to virtually bring people together at this challenging time and we want to encourage people to utilise their 2km radius from their house to get out and get active,” CEO of WIT Novus Mike Geoghegan said.

“The event also allows us to support Pieta and the phenomenal work it does both in the South East and throughout Ireland.”

WIT Arena manager, John Windle spoke about the benefits of participation. “Exercise and feeling supported has amazing benefits on our health and wellbeing. In these stressful and uncertain times let’s come together virtually and support each other as well as a very worthy cause. We would encourage everyone to get involved in the event and to run, walk or jog with us on Saturday, 2 May at 10am.”

If people would like to log their activities on the day in order to reach a collective target just download the Strava App and join the WIT Arena Team. To join the club just follow this link:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/63366

Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.

It relies on the generosity of the public whose donations and fundraising make up over 80% of their income.

Its south east offices are based in Waterford and are carrying out vital services at this challenging time.

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