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Collins McNicholas Presents Pieta House with a Cheque for €6,000

Collins McNicholas Presents Pieta House with a Cheque for €6,000  Collins McNicholas were delighted to present Pieta House with a cheque for €6,000 in January this year. We raised this money over the course of 2016 through a series of events, which included table quizzes, coffee mornings, and a sponsored skydive to be held at the start of April. We are proud to support this worthy cause and look forward to making more fundraising contributions to Pieta House throughout 2017. Again, we would like to thank everyone who helped us during the year and all who donated their time and their money. We have a number of fundraising events planned for this year. First up is a sponsored skydive. Four Collins McNicholas staff will be jumping out of a plane 10,000ft above the earth on Friday, 7th April. They have been working hard raising money for the last number of months and anyone that wishes to sponsor them and donate to Pieta House can do so here. What Pieta House Does Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, provides 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. The centre has grown to almost 180 therapists and administration staff, and in 2014 alone, over 5,000 people came through their doors suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. This service is provided free of charge and they rely on fundraising events to provide 90% of their income. They currently have nine centres in Ireland, four in Dublin, and one each in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. One of their goals is to have a centre within 100km of every person in Ireland and they have identified three areas most in need of their service – the North West, the South East and the Midlands. Supporting This Cause We have an online donation page set up on the EveryDay Hero site – you can donate directly to Pieta House from there. Thank you to everyone for their ongoing support.           Niall Murray Managing Director Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group  ...

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How Far Would You Go? We Ran 250km in Aid of Pieta House

    Collins McNicholas completed a 250km run last Friday to raise money for Pieta House. This was our third year holding the fundraising event and it was a great success. We are delighted to be raising money for Pieta House who do really important work in communities across Ireland and who rely on donations to keep their charity running. The event was held in Athlone Institute of Technology’s wonderful in-door running track. Thankfully the photos were taken before the run when we were still looking fresh and enthusiastic; 250km later and the photos would have looked quite different!! What Pieta House Does Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, provides 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. The centre has grown to almost 180 therapists and administration staff, and in 2014 alone, over 5,000 people came through their doors suffering from suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm. This service is provided free of charge and they rely on fundraising events to provide 90% of their income. They currently have nine centres in Ireland, four in Dublin, and one each in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Tipperary, and Kerry. One of their goals is to have a centre within 100km of every person in Ireland and they have identified three areas most in need of their service – the North West, the South East and the Midlands. View video of our 250km Challenge Run 2015 event here To find out more about Pieta House please visit their website: http://www.pieta.ie/  ...

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Collins McNicholas Presents €4,000 Cheque to Pieta House

Following our very successful 250KM run to raise funds in aid of Pieta House, Collins McNicholas Directors and staff were delighted to present this great charity with a cheque for €4,000. Again, we would like to thank everyone who helped on the day and all who donated their time and their money to make this event the great success that it was. We know this money will go far in helping Pieta House carry on their vital work. Pieta House’s primary aim is to reduce suicide by helping people get through that critical phase when suicide becomes a plan rather than just an idea. Pieta House provides a professional, face-to-face, free of charge therapeutic service for people in the acute stages of distress. The unique clinically-based model developed by Pieta House is used across all of its centres. For more information please visit: http://www.pieta.ie/index.php Enjoy our...

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Collins McNicholas Presents €1,500 Cheque to COPE Galway

Last week I presented a cheque for €1500.00 to Jacquie Horan of COPE Galway towards the cost of their new shelter for victims of domestic violence. This charity was nominated by Barry O’Sullivan (CEO of Altocloud & investor on Dragon’s Den, RTE) who waived his speaking fee at our AGM provided we made a significant contribution to COPE Galway instead. COPE Galway is an impressive charity and is doing a lot of good work for disadvantaged people in Galway. As well as caring for victims of domestic violence, COPE also cater for people sleeping rough and older people who are not able to cook for themselves. They organise activities for older people who have been forgotten by society as well as many other activities. We wish COPE Galway continued success. Colman Collins, Managing Director, Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group.  ...

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Mini-Fundraising Events in Aid of Pieta House

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at Collins McNicholas as we count down the days to our 250km Challenge in aid of Pieta House on Friday 28th November 2014 in Athlone. There are so many worthy causes to support but we decided to retain the partnership we had last year with Pieta House as our chosen charity. We were all genuinely inspired by our interaction with Pieta House last year and inspired by the thought that the money we raised went towards the opening of Pieta House in Tuam, Co. Galway. Last year we raised €5,000 and this year we are hoping to beat that amount!! In advance of our 250km Challenge, we have organised a number of mini fundraising events. Last week, our Galway office hosted a very successful Monster Table Quiz in An Pucan in Galway. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Quizmaster John Fahey, the management and staff at An Pucan, and all those who took part in the Quiz. A fun-filled evening was had by all! This morning our Athlone office held a Coffee Morning at their offices in the Inish Carraig Business Centre in Athlone. Thank you to everyone who came along and made the morning a huge success. The cakes were amazing, not to mention the hosts! Next week, on Tuesday 25th November, our Sligo office will also host a Coffee Morning in Chapters Coffee House in Sligo between 10am and 12pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, please tell your friends and colleagues and pencil it in your diaries –  an excellent selection of sweet treats are guaranteed!...

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