Updated: 31/03/17 : 06:46:37
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'Refer a Friend for Charity' launch by Sligo company

Collins McNicholas, the Sligo-based national Recruitment & HR Services Group have this week 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 at: www.collinsmcnicholas.ie