Pieta House in Tralee is €700 better off this week thanks to the generosity of Dingle native and teacher Siobhán O’Connor.
iobhán, a talented artist, found herself with spare time during the very first lockdown back in March of last year and so she found herself picking up a paintbrush again and setting up an Instagram page for her artwork.
Then, in the lead up to last year’s Christmas, Siobhán said that she made the decision to do something with her art to help out a worthy cause.
“During the last few months I wanted to use my art page in a positive way by raising money for charity so I created these Christmas cards with 20 per cent of all sales going to Pieta,” she said.
“I chose Pieta as it is a charity which is very close to my heart. It provides essential services for people suffering with their mental health, a service which is essential during these challenging times,” Siobhán continued.
Speaking about Siobhán’s generosity, Con O’Connor from Pieta House said everyone in the service locally is very grateful for what she has done.
“She has put phenomenal work into these cards and there was a massive demand for them. Her generosity in giving Pieta 20 per cent of all her sales has meant a lot of people both young and old can avail of Pieta free services here in Kerry in these really tough times and we are just so thankful to her for what she has done,” said Con.