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On the Treadmill for Pieta House!On the Treadmill for Pieta House!

McGettigans Hotel have organised a 48 hour Runathon which kicked off this evening at 7pm and ends Sunday at 7pm in Warehouse Bar and Kitchen.

 A few well-known local stars took part and I had to do my bit on the treadmill, a first for me and I did the full half hour!  Can’t believe I did with Tara.

The event will be live on Facebook all weekend. Taking part were Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty, meeeee, Keane Ryan, finalist on RTE’s Irelands Fittest Family and Highland Radios Lee Gooch Coming up on Saturday -Gerry McMonagle at 10.30am, Kevin Cassidy 1pm, Finn Harps players from 2pm to 3.30pm

Gary Gamble at 4pm, Fair City Stars Maclean Burke ‘Damien Halpin’ and Gerard Byrne ‘Malachy Costello’ from 9.30pm 

Taking part in Sundays line up is Donegal Rose – Amy Callaghan 1pm, Fianna Fails Charlie Conalogue 3pm, Jason Quigley will close the event at 6.30pm.The McGettigan/Warehouse staff will also take part throughout the night. 

It all for a great cause Pieta House which is a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming. The Centre is free of charge and a doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required. As 90% of the centres income is raised through fundraising events, Pieta House relies on support and encouragement of volunteers. A go fund me page has been set up for donation – Well done to Damien, Mark, Caraline and all the team at Warehouse Bar for organising this event. 

Thanks to Diane from VIP Clothing in Letterkenny for sponsoring my Freddy gear for the event because I didn’t have a track suit to me name!!. 

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