Cycle for Hope 2023
On Sunday 10th of September, World Suicide Prevention Day, we gathered to Cycle for Hope once again in aid of Pieta House. We were delighted to have such strong engagement from our contacts in the construction industry. Ardmac matched all funding and as a result we have raised over €62,000!
We hope to have also encouraged conversation and raised awareness of mental health services and supports through our campaigns in the months leading up to the Cycle for Hope itself. Pieta provide professional, one-to-one therapeutic services to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. The funds raised will support and provide services to many who are going through their most difficult moments.
We hosted the cycle from Swords Business Campus with great support from Swords Cycling Club. Cyclists joined us from all over Ireland and even flew in from overseas to participate. We had 123 fantastic cyclists and walkers on the day.
At Ardmac we put Safety First, for everyone around us, in everything we do and wherever we impact. We are all aware of the physical risks in construction, but what about the dangers we can’t see? Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Suicidal Thoughts are just as dangerous as the more tangible on-site threats. Over the past number of years there has been an increasing number of employees in the construction industry suffering from mental health issues.
That’s why this year, and for the last 4 years, Ardmac have chosen our charity partners with a focus on mental health support services; Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service to people who are in suicidal distress, those who engage in self-harm, and those bereaved by suicide. All services are provided free of charge, and no referral is needed.
Ardmac will match 100% of donations.