Carrick United AFC, Waterford’s Premier club would have challenged St Patrick’s Athletic FC to a friendly game to raise funds for National Suicide Prevention Charity Pieta.
The recent FAI Club Merit Award of the Year winners would like to invite the Premier Division Side to Tom Drohan Park in Carrick on Suir to take part in a novel friendly that would see both clubs come together to #UniteagainstSuicide.
Speaking earlier Carrick United’s Club Development Chairman John White – “It would be an honour to invite such a huge club to Carrick for such a great cause, I’m hoping Liam Buckley and co take this opportunity to come down to us and put on a showcase that could grow into a massive fundraiser for Pieta House.”
In recent weeks both clubs have launched campaigns in order to raise awareness against the blight that is suicide on our lives.
Carrick’s campaign includes:
- Pieta House banners erected on our grounds
- Pieta House contact details and slogan on our kits
- Selecting one home game a week whereby both teams will unite behind a banner to have a picture taken and publicised on our Social Media sites
- Suicide awareness training for our coaches, volunteers and players
- Organising and Hosting “Safe talk” training courses for our members
St Pat’s Campaign includes:
- Will see the charity’s logo feature on the Saints’ home and away jerseys for the remainder of the 2017 season.
- The new partnership will also see Pieta House work provide counselling and lifestyle workshops to all the club’s sides including U15, U17 and U19 level.
Both clubs have shown great leadership in helping fight this scourge on our society.
Now it is down to St Pat’s and Mr Liam Buckley to see if they will accept this novel challenge and help raise some much needed funds for Pieta House.