– Every year Intel Ireland selects signature charities and employees dedicate their efforts towards providing volunteer time and funds to the charities
– For 2015 two charities, The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and The Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Care, were chosen in order to share the impact of the signature charity campaign
– The two charities were this week presented with a total of almost €60,000 as a result of the fundraising efforts
Every year Intel Ireland selects signature charities in order to give employees the opportunity to dedicate their efforts towards providing volunteer time and funds, raised through specially organised activities, to these chosen charities.
For 2015 two charities, The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Care, were selected and employees organised and supported a number of different fundraising events throughout the year in support of the two selected causes. The organisations also benefited from volunteer time from Intel employees who provided expertise, support, mentorship and facilitation during 2015.
A total of 10 different charity events were organised during the year giving employees the chance to take part in a diversity of different fun and challenging activities that each helped to build towards a remarkable overall result of a total of almost €60,000 being donated to the organisations! With each organisation receiving almost €30,000 each this is a substantial contribution towards the fantastic work that each carries out in their specific field.
The events that were held throughout the year spanned a wide array of interests with many highlights such as the Intel Charity Cycle event which took place in September and challenged employees to complete routes of 40km, 80km or 160km. Each of the routes began at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip and took in various parts of Kildare and Meath depending on the length of the cycle with each of the routes culminating at Tayto Park in Ashbourne. With more than 190 employees taking part a phenomenal amount of €17,000 was raised towards the overall total.
Some other events held throughout the year included:
• A number of challenge events took place during the year with employees taking part in Midnight 5km runs, Duathlon cycling and running challenges and 5km fun walks
• Two special bake sales events were held at the Leixlip campus during the year
• Employees also took part in year-long activities which included the likes of Intel Premiership Survivor competition, Pool competition and copper coin collection.
The monies raised were this week presented to the two charities by Intel Ireland Public Affairs Director Leonard Hobbs at a special employee event held at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip.
Speaking at the cheque presentation Mr. Hobbs commented, “At Intel we have a long and proud tradition of employees supporting charitable giving and volunteering initiatives and I am delighted that in 2015 we have continued this tradition in our partnership with both IMNDA and Friends of St. Luke’s. I am sure that both the monetary contribution and the volunteering support provided has been an important asset to both of these charities who do such wonderful work”.
Representatives from IMNDA and Friends of St. Luke’s are pictured receiving their cheques from the Intel Charity Committee
About Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA)
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA, CHY 8510) is the only organisation of its kind in the country. We are dedicated to working on behalf of people living with MND and their families and carers. Our key services include home visiting by a MND nurse, financial assistance towards home care help and the supply of specialised equipment on loan. We also fund and promote research into the causes and treatments of MND.
Our aim is:
• To encourage and promote the best methods of care, education, research and treatment for people with Motor Neurone Disease throughout the State of Ireland, contributing to worldwide efforts in research and development of treatment.
• To establish and promote models of good practice in the delivery of specialised services to our patients, their families and carers, setting standards of excellence.
• To communicate widely, knowledge of Motor Neurone Disease and related disorders in order to raise awareness in the wider community.
About the Friends of St. Luke’s
The goal of the charity is to generate the funds to ensure that the St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centres continue to be well-equipped, warm, friendly and comfortable facilities for patients undergoing treatment. The Friends of St. Luke’s is a vital source of support in the development of the St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. The St. Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network comprises three cancer treatment centres in Dublin:
• St Luke’s Hospital Rathgar (including Oakland Lodge)
• St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital
• St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Centre at St James’s Hospital
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