McAnulty Brothers Punch In, Punch Out Raises Thousands for Suicide Prevention
The McAnulty brothers from Castlewellan, who completed a short initiative to generate funds for suicide prevention and awareness pays off after their punch in, punch out initiative reaches it's target within a short space of time.
Gerard, Conor & Barry McAnulty (Kazuko Karate) decided to host a 300k challenge within a number of days whilst kittle in their karate attire to raise awareness and funds for mental health. On May 11th, the brothers set off on their challenge with little to no training.
On completion of their 300k, the brothers went that extra mile and organised a raffle/auction to maxmise their target which in turn will support the services of PIPS Hope and Support.
On June 13th, Gerard, Conor and Barry presented a cheque to the charity for a massive £5,369.00 - over double of the original target they set themselves beforehand.
Speaking at the cheque presentation, Gerard, Conor and Barry thanked everyone who support and/or donated to their initiative in anyway; "We set out to do this event to raise awareness and funds for mental health. We originally set ourselves a target and soon realised that this was achievable and were delighted to receive the huge support throughout. Never did we believe we would have had this fantastic outcome and we owe it to the support from our local community. The event itself was tough, but worth it. We want to give a special mention and thanks to Cahir Clancy for his support from the beginning. We have no doubt that the funds donated will be utilised to support those who need it most."
PIPS Hope & Support, thank Gerard, Conor and Barry, not only for this huge donation, but also for the huge awareness they have created for our charity. The donation we have received will make a huge difference to the lives of families and individuals who are mentally or emotionally distressed and in need of meaningful support, helping to save lives from suicide. The 3 lads have been incredible and deserve the rightful recognition for their efforts. Thanks also to every individual who support and/or donated to the lads initiative, in particular, Cahir Clancy who played a key role from the outset.
Every ones efforts and support is appreciated by us all at PIPS Hope and Support.