Clarus MotorPark, a used-car dealership in Bristol, has struck a long-term partnership with Suicide Prevention Bristol, a leading local charity that provides help and support to those with suicidal thoughts.
Suicide Prevention Bristol was founded in August 2018 in response to the rising suicide rate at both local and national level.
Their team of 25 volunteers work across the charity patrolling and providing vital support across social media and their telephone helpline.
Through their hard work and dedication, the charity has helped prevent well over 150 suicide attempts in the last year alone.
The new partnership will see Clarus MotorPark funding a significant share of the charity’s annual running costs, allowing them to continue their important work.
The dealership, which is based on Summerhill Road in St George, will also help with initiatives and provide technical support for SPB’s patrol vehicles at their Clevedon service centre.
Richard Robertson, Managing Director of Clarus MotorPark comments: “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Suicide Prevention Bristol. In the space of just two years, their team of volunteers have made a profound impact within our community and supported so many people in their darkest hours.
“With charities among the hardest hit by the ongoing global situation, we wanted to do our part and help Suicide Prevention Bristol continue that vital work. We look forward to supporting their team over the coming year.”
Michael Everett, Founder of Suicide Prevention Bristol adds: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Richard and the team at Clarus MotorPark. Throughout lockdown, our services have been in demand more than ever, so to know we have our running costs covered and have the support of a likeminded, community-focused business is incredibly valuable.”
If you need any help or advice, call Suicide Prevention Bristol’s national helpline on 0800
689 5652. ASSISTline is free, confidential and available 365 days a year.