JMK Solicitors to partner with suicide and self-harm charity

JMK Solicitors to partner with suicide and self-harm charity

Pictured (left–right): Helen Brogan, fundraising engagement manager at PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland; Jonathan McKeown, chairman at JMK Solicitors; Maurece Hutchinson, managing director of JMK Solicitors; and Renee Quinn, executive director at PIPS

Northern Ireland personal injury firm JMK Solicitors has named PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland as its chosen charity partner for 2023.

The law firm, in conjunction with accident management company CRASH Services, will fundraise for the charity over the course of the year.

Jonathan McKeown, chairman of JMK Solicitors and CEO of CRASH Services, said: “Each year, our staff nominate a charity that is close to their hearts. After two rounds of voting, our team felt it was important to concentrate our efforts on mental health awareness and to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic service.

“We are therefore delighted to announce that our new charity partner for 2023 is PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland.

“We are committed to raising much needed funds through a series of events planned throughout the year such as team members being sponsored to run the Belfast Marathon as well as other internal staff events. We look forward to the year ahead and doing what we can to help PIPS support individuals when they need their services most.”

Renee Quinn, executive director at PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland, added: “PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland Charity are thrilled to be selected by CRASH Services and JMK Solicitors as their charity partner for this year.

“At PIPS Suicide Prevention Charity we provide expert, free, unlimited face to face counselling services to those families, friends and colleagues touched by suicide. We provide support right across all of N. Ireland through our hubs in Belfast, Derry~Londonderry and Enniskillen and we provided 15,057 sessions to clients during the last year.

“PIPS Charity focuses on providing free counselling which is accessible for all, we provide a crisis walk-in service with no restrictions on the number of sessions for clients in need and this model helps us to make the biggest difference, ensuring no client’s future is limited.

“We support families with their emotional and psychological needs to ensure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need help during those dark times — which can be a lifeline for many.

“That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our new charity partnership with CRASH and JMK Solicitors. Together, we have a shared vision to tackle the ever-increasing mental ill-health demand and with this new partnership it will us to continue saving lives.”

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