Our Art Auction takes place locally in Dingle, each year. Here we auction off any donated sketches and drawings from our Sketch Trail, along with some rare works donated by our very special guests. Help us raise funds for our charity of choice each year – you can expect the usual raucous behaviour and antics from our animated co-hosts Alan and Mark from JAM Media. Bid and buy for a great cause.
This year, Animation Dingle has chosen to donate proceeds to Pieta House, supporting young people who have suicide ideation or tendancy to self harm.
In 2006, Pieta House opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin and since that day we have seen and helped over 40,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established fifteen subsequent centres across Ireland.
From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service hasn’t let up. In 2018 alone, nearly 8,000 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation and/or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.
As it has been from day one, everything is free of charge and our staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide and people who are engaging in self-harm. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required.
We’re passionate about our life-saving work. As 90% of our income comes from fundraising events, we rely heavily on the support and encouragement of our volunteers and friends of Pieta.
In 2018 we raised €21,000 for The Donal Walsh Foundation and in 2019 we raised over €28,000 for LauraLynn.