Plumbing, heating and bathrooms merchant Bassetts have announced they will support PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland as their chosen charity of the year. 

Staff from across Bassetts 17 branches will now work towards bringing support to the charity through initiatives such as coffee mornings, payroll giving and several other planned fundraising events. 

The community-based charity supports positive mental health, delivers suicide prevention and bereavement support services, one-to-one counselling, befriending services, and advocacy support. PIPS is a self-referral non-profit organisation that is funded by generous donations from the local community.  The services are open to all ages, offering one-to-one sessions for those in need of support.

Commenting on Bassetts’ latest charity partner, MD, Alan Wright said:

“PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland provides an essential service which helps people right across Northern Ireland; they have helped to train thousands of people in methods of suicide prevention and how to recognise those at risk.  They offer vital community support when it’s needed most.   The charity committee at Bassetts is already working hard on events and ideas to generate funds, and we’re looking forward to helping PIPS over the coming year.”  

Renée Quinn, Executive Director at PIPS Charity, added:

This latest partnership with Bassetts is another great way to generate funds, and we are thrilled to have been chosen as their charity of the year. This is a real boost to the team, both fundraising and supporting the services we work so hard to deliver. 

Established in Armagh over 40 years ago, Bassetts has become Northern Ireland’s largest plumbing and heating merchant with 16 strategically located branches.