SPIIOW – the Isle of Wight’s Suicide Prevention and Intervention front line charity have received a very overwhelming early Christmas present. ICRTouch has donated to SPIIOW £2,000 to help with the operational cost that SPIIOW incur when out on community engagement and when our team are asked to respond to a person in a crisis.
Sarah Adams of Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW says:
This donation of £2,000 has really brightened up our Christmas for the front line team and Trustees. This very kind donation from Mr Ringer of ICRTouch will help keep our front line operational over the Christmas and New Year period. As with any charity this year we have lost out on a number of events that we had arranged to help us raise much needed operational cost. We are really thankful to ICRTouch, their partners and staff.
Colin Ringer, CEO of ICRTouch
The mental wellbeing of others is something that is close to my heart, especially during these trying times. 2020 has been an awful year for so many. People are worried for their health, their jobs and money. Whilst many are isolated from friends, family and workplaces. Some worry for the future and for how long this situation may continue. For these reasons we have chosen to make this donation to SPIIOW.
For ICRTouch, this year has been very challenging since more than half of the independently owned pubs in the UK are running an EPOS system supplied by us. During this time our staff have worked flat out making changes to our software to help these businesses adapt and continue to trade. One thing I hope is that during the Christmas break our staff will take time to reflect and understand the difference that they’ve made – this year – to the lives of so many.
Someone at risk from Suicide?
If you think or believe that someone you know or have seen someone who is at risk from ending their life from suicide you can make contact with our front line team 24 hours a day in the following ways:
SPI Crisis Number (Suicide Intervention Only) (01983) 667 247 This number is only to be used if you or someone you know is at risk of ending their life by suicide.
If you or someone you know has already acted on the thoughts of suicide please call 999 and ask for the ambulance, giving them as much information as you can
Anyone interested in learning or joining the on-call from line team can contact SPIIOW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured below is Colin Ringer CEO of ICRTouch and Jodie Blaize – Trustee of SPIIOW