The highs and lows of fundraising for YMH

Friday, 2nd November 2018
Filed under: News

In October, TEAM & MSCA researcher, Pegah Hafiz, joined other #JigsawHeros and undertook a challenge which scaled many heights in order to raise funds for Jigsaw, a mental health support service for young people aged 12 – 25 in Ireland.  Jigsaw is working to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported. 

“Fear, Fun & Excitement” was the order of the day for the Croke Park Abseil challenge.  Croke Park, the third largest stadium in Europe, boasts spectacular views of Dublin city as well as delivering a much-needed adrenalin rush for those brave enough to step off the edge of the roof. 

Participants raised up to €300 per person and these funds will help Jigsaw to deliver vital services to young people in need of mental health support.   As with many charity organisations raising funds is a challenge but an essential part of continuing to deliver services to young people in Ireland.  Pegah encountered many challenges in raising the necessary funds but persisted in her endeavour.  We congratulate Pegah on a job well done and continued support of organisations that deliver supports and services to young people across Europe.

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