Mental health charity Jigsaw set to hold fundraiser in Croke Park

Above: last year's Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil.[br]JIGSAW - a charity which focuses on youth mental health - are hosting a fundraising abseil event in Croke Park on Saturday, May 27th. The event, called Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil, requires entrants to pay a deposit of €50 and raise a minimum of €300 for the charity.The charity is searching for 60 applicants to raise funds as part of an abseil challenge, which will take place from the top of the Hogan Stand in Croke Park. Last year, the event raised €27,000 for the mental health organisation.Described as Ireland's "National Centre for Youth Mental Health", Jigsaw is an organisation looking to raise awareness of issues in the mental health sector, as well as bringing about change in youth mental health facilities as well as how the nation perceives mental health amongst young people.Speaking after last year's Croke Park Abseil, participant Caoimhe O’Callaghan said "I absolutely loved the Jigsaw Croke Park Abseil. I was terrified at the top, but once I had my feet firmly on the pitch," she continued," I wanted to do it all over again! It's a great way to support Jigsaw and youth mental health whist having an amazing and memorable experience.”The money raised in this year's event will go toward youth mental health services around Ireland, in particular Balbriggan, Tallaght, Clondalkin, and Dublin's Mountjoy Square.The proceeds of this year's UCD Fashion Show, which took place on the 15th and 16th of February, were raised in the aid of Jigsaw.Speaking before the launch of this year's Fashion Show on why they chose Jigsaw, the Fashion Show's producer Devin Finneran stated "we felt that mental health, well-being and learning to look after yourself are huge issues amongst young people and we believe that this is a fantastic opportunity to both raise funds and awareness at the same time.”