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‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ – Find a job while raising funds for your favourite charity

‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ – Find a job while raising funds for your favourite charityRecruitment & HR Services Group Collins McNicholas to donate money for every job placed Pieta House, Temple Street and the Simon Communities back Refer a Friend for Charity programme Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group has launched a new charity programme to help raise funds for three national charities. ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ is being backed by Pieta House, the Temple Street Foundation and the Simon Communities of Ireland. Collins McNicholas has teamed up with the three charities to raise money for their amazing work. How does it work? It couldn’t be simpler. You just refer a friend, relative, or work colleague — who is looking for a job or a career change — to Collins McNicholas. If the company is successful in finding them a job, they will donate €250 to the charity of your choice. Niall Murray, Managing Director of Collins McNicholas said the ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ initiative came from a company brainstorming session. He said: “Michael O’Brien, Senior Consultant in our Cork office came up with the referral idea with a slightly different approach. Rather than offering a prize or a cash incentive to those who referred people to us, we decided to partner with a number of charities and let them be the beneficiaries of the referral. “We then asked the wider team to vote on which charities we would like to support and we are delighted to say that Pieta House (with whom we have a long-standing partnership), the Simon Communities and Temple Street were chosen. We hope that our referral scheme will in some small way help with the incredible work of these very worthy charities.” Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Officer, Temple Street Foundation said: “We are delighted and very grateful that Collins McNicholas has chosen Temple Street Children’s Hospital to be the beneficiary of funds raised from their new initiative ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’. These funds will make a real and lasting difference to the 145,000 patients who attend Temple Street from across the country on a yearly basis.” Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland said: “We would like to warmly thank Collins McNicholas for choosing the Simon Communities of Ireland for their Refer a Friend for Charity programme. All around the country, we are working with 8,300 people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ programme will help us to continue our vital work preventing more people from becoming homeless and supporting people who are homeless to move into homes of their own.” Tom McEvoy, Funding and Advocacy Corporate Fundraising, Pieta House said: “Pieta House are grateful to Collins McNicholas for inclusion in this innovative ‘Refer a Friend for Charity’ scheme. Collins McNicholas have journeyed with Pieta over the past five years to support and promote our mission that “In a world where Suicide, Self-harm and Stigma are replaced by Hope, Self-care and Acceptance”. Forms for referring a friend for charity can be found...

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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...

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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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