The Southern Area Hospice and PIPS have launched a joint fundraising campaign in the face of a severe loss of funding due to having to cancel all their fundraising events. It's very simple to join in - All you have to do is take 5 minutes on Easter Sunday and complete the Step Challenge, ie walk on the spot for 5 minutes and then make a donation to the campaign at  WWW.CROWDFUNDER.CO.UK

A spokesperson for both organisations said "These are unprecedented times but together, we are stronger. Never has your support been more needed for valuable charities delivering vital services within the Southern Region.

"Covid-19 has shattered PIPS and SAHS opportunity to raise funds for their services, many initiatives have been postponed or cancelled putting significant strain on the financial position of our vital charities."

PIPS Hope and Support is the leading, independent advocate in the Southern Trust area on all aspects of suicide, including intervention, prevention, postvention and trauma in order to reduce and prevent suicide, self-harm and emotional & mental distress.

Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) provides invaluable support and care to people living within the Southern Health Board Area, who are suffering from Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and AIDS. Our aim is to provide the best quality of life for our patients and their families.

On Easter Sunday, Newry City Councillor Roisin Mulgrew wants you to join us as we undertake the 5minute step challenge or TikTok video from the comfort of your home or garden.  Simply, walk on a spot for 5 minutes or challenge yourself to the TikTok video and MAKE A DONATION OF YOUR CHOICE to the crowdfunding page (link below) that will support the continuation of the services these charities have been providing to our community. ALL monies raised will be disbursed between the two. If you can't do 5 minutes, do still join us and do as little or as much as you can.

Be sure to coach your friends and family to join and donate.

Get Involved 

Send your photos and/or video clips to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Together, we can do our part to support PIPS Hope & Support and Southern Area Hospice who have done so much for our community.


Alternatively, you can donate via BACS, if you contact either charity directly.

Like, share and promote the event via your social media channels see WWW.FACEBOOK.COM

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