Irwin Mitchell Nominates PAPYRUS As Its Charity of the Year
The national suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is set for a fundraising boost after colleagues at the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell nominated the organisation to be its Charity of the Year for 2019.
The national law firm’s annual charity initiative sees staff across 13 of its offices take part in a vote to select a good cause to support across the coming year through both voluntary work and fundraising events.
It is part of work undertaken by the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation (IMCF), an independent charity founded in 1997, which has raised more than £1.8 million for charities in the UK and abroad.
This year, the firm’s Birmingham office has voted to give its support to PAPYRUS, the charity which aims to not only reduce the number of young people who take their own lives but also works to equip communities with the skills they need to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Expert Opinion“As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative.
“PAPYRUS undertakes incredibly important work and we are already planning a range of activities across the year which will ensure that vital funds are raised to support the services and support that it provides to so many people.
“Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for PAPYRUS and our other chosen charities across the coming months.” Lisa Jordan - Partner
PAPYRUS was originally founded in 1997 and the abbreviation derives from its original name of the Parents’ Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide. As well as providing confidential advice and support to those struggling with suicidal thoughts, it looks to engage communities and also shape national social policy on the issue.
Hazel Russell, head of fundraising at PAPYRUS, said: “We are delighted that Irwin Mitchell has nominated PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide as its charity of the year 2019.
“As well as significant awareness-raising, this support will help us to maintain our vital services that offer a lifeline to young people at risk of suicide and leverage our work creating suicide-safer communities across the UK.”
For practical, confidential suicide prevention help and advice contact PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK tel 0800 068 41 41 text 07786 209 697 email firstname.lastname@example.org