Kia Motors Ireland is to leverage its Kia Race Series to help raise funds for Pieta House . The company is asking entrants to all of the seven races in this year series to donate online as part of the entry process and Kia will match that donation . Kia are hoping to raise up to €30,000 for the charity between the first race on St.Patricks Day and the series finale in Cork on August ..
“ Kia are delighted to help Pieta House in this modest way and we are confident that the Irish Running Community also appreciate their valuable work and will not be slow to click the “donate “ button “ when entering the Kia Race Series “ commented Kia Motors Ireland Managing Director, Ronan Flood .
“Pieta House is most grateful to Kia and to Pop Up Races and the Kia Race Series , for selecting the charity as their choice for support this year . Donations from events such as this enable Pieta to provide free and professional therapy to those in crisis through suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and also helps those bereaved by suicide across the country ” added Peter Hurley Pieta’s National Donor Development Manager .
Now in its third year, the Kia Race Series is organised by Ireland’s leading event race management company, Pop Up Races and includes seven races nationwide. Olympian Fionnuala McCormack (pictured) is Brand Ambassador for this year’s series. Further details HERE