Roisin Murray and Sean Dickey accepted the cheque from Magdalene Duffy, Gavin Mallon & Linda Hall
The staff at Movie House cinema at Cityside raised £2,500 for North Belfast charity PIPS Programmes, which runs a range of suicide awareness programmes.
“We decided to make PIPS our charity of 2011 because they do really good work helping to prevent suicide through training programmes and also through a special helpline,” explained Movie House manager Gavin Mallon.
“Last year there were a number of suicides of young people in North and West Belfast and we decided, as a team, that we would like to help in any way we could,” he added.
The fundraising activity included: Selling Ben & Jerry's flavoured lip balms; Ballots and collection boxes, selling fancy flavoured drinks and a Club Quiz night.
The money raised by the cinema goes directly into services providing help for people in crisis. In addition to that, PIPS will also be training Movie House staff on suicide prevention, including spotting the signs that someone may be feeling suicidal, how to listen safely and effectively and how to link the person in crisis to the support they need.
© Movie House Cinemas Ltd 2013