Imperial Hotel Easter Chocolate Sale raises a sweet €2,000 for Pieta House

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April 17, 2018

Imperial Hotel Easter Chocolate Sale raises a sweet €2,000 for Pieta House

 

€2,000 has been raised for Pieta House thanks to a very special Easter Chocolate Sale hosted by Cork’s Imperial Hotel on March 28th and 29th.
 
The hotel’s talented pastry chefs Rebecca English and Bernadette Harrington created an array of tasty and tempting chocolate treats including chocolate hampers, brownies and muffins, all of which were sold from an impressive display at the hotel in the lead up to Easter to raise funds for the worthy cause. 
 
Pieta House offers a free, accessible and community-based service for people that have attempted, are thinking about, or have been bereaved by suicide, and people engaging in self-harm. The nationwide charity provides round the clock services by fully accredited therapists. People can connect with a Pieta House therapist by phone, face-to-face, email, text or by post, so there is always someone to talk to.
 
The Chocolate Sale marked the start of a charity partnership between the Flynn family owned Imperial Hotel and the charity, and was the first of a number of fundraising events and initiatives that are planned for the year ahead, including the Imperial Hotel staffs participation in Pieta House’s ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk this May, and the hotel’s popular annual Black Tie Gala Ball which will take place in October.
 
Upon the announcement of the funds raised, Angela Horgan, Funding and Advocacy Coordinator at Pieta House Cork, said “We would like to thank everyone who popped along to pick up tasty Easter treats from the Imperial in aid of Pieta House on March 28th and 29th, and of course the team in the hotel who created and sold them. The €2,000 raised will go a long way to supporting the work we do in Pieta’s Cork office. It costs approximately €1,000 for a client’s full suite of treatment in Pieta House so this event has helped us to change two people’s lives. Of all of Pieta House’s centres, the Cork service is the busiest, seeing an average of 84 people every day. The service is completely free of charge, but we rely heavily on donations to meet this need.”
 
Frits Potgieter, General Manager of the Imperial Hotel said “We are very proud to lend our support to Pieta House for the coming year, and it was great to see our first fundraiser so well supported by people in the city. Through this partnership we hope to make a real difference in helping Pieta House to further raise awareness around self-harm and suicide in Ireland.”
 
For more information on Pieta House visit www.pieta.ie or call 1800 247 247.