Jack Murphy Jewellers Raise £1,200 For Pips Hope and Support
On Sunday 13th June, Rory Murphy and Nuala O’Neill took part in PIPS Hope and Support charity skydive on behalf of Jack Murphy Jewellers.
The brave duo raised an incredible £1,200 for the charity whilst also generating an awareness of the vital services they provide to the local community. The funds raised in aid of PIPS Hope and Support will enable the development and delivery of this fundamental community service during these particularly challenging times.
Nuala commented: "It was one of the best experiences, pushing myself out of my comfort zone to raise awareness for a very worthwhile charity. I really appreciated all of the support received from Jack Murphy Jewellers and the wider community."
Rory commented: "A massive thank you to everybody who donated to PIPS Hope & Support. It was an amazing experience and a privilege to participate whilst raising awareness of the services this amazing charity offers. We were also very lucky with the weather on the day - making for fantastic views from the plane!"
PIPS Hope and Support is the leading, independent advocate in the Southern Trust and Newry, Mourne and Down Council areas on all aspects of suicide, including; intervention, prevention, postvention and current trauma in order to reduce and prevent suicide, self-harm and emotional and mental distress. With premises at 50 Mill Street, Newry, PIPS Hope and Support deliver outreach services across the SHSCT areas including Armagh, Banbridge and Kilkeel which are all kindly supported and reliant on by donations from the local community and businesses.
PIPS was formed in 2003 after the death of CEO Seamus McCabe’s son, Seamus, a 20-year-old student from Bessbrook. Formerly known as PIPS Newry and Mourne, the charity is a one-stop shop and Protect Life Resource Centre, providing information, emotional support, counselling and compassionate assistance for those in crisis, those bereaved through suicide and those experiencing current trauma.
The charity also delivers accredited and health approved training and education workshops, such as (ASIST) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, safeTALK Training, B Positive Training, Resilience training, and the charities own OCN accredited training Shoulder to Shoulder.
The PIPS Hope and Support team are here for anyone facing crisis and personal turmoil. Please reach out if you need to talk to someone.
For families who have sadly been affected by suicide, the charity provides meaningful support via a suicide bereavement family support worker and a range of counselling services and therapies.
Throughout the pandemic, PIPS Hope and Support have continued to provide immediate therapy to anyone in the community with suicidal thoughts, high levels of anxiety, poor mental health or bereaved by suicide. With these current restrictions, the charity still remains open for support and can be contact between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, PIPS Hope and Support urges anyone in distress or despair to contact Lifeline by calling 0808 808 8000.