Each year Intel Ireland selects two signature charities in order to give employees the opportunity to dedicate their efforts towards providing volunteer time and funds to these chosen organisations. For 2017 the selected charities were Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Jigsaw.
Throughout the year Intel Ireland employees provided the signature charities with both volunteer time, through the likes of mentorship, support and facilitation, along with funds raised through a number of different events and activities.
A total of over 2000 hours of employee volunteer time was provided to the charities in 2017 by over 300 individuals. In addition to the volunteer time, Intel employees, organised a range of fundraising events throughout the year which resulted in an overall total of more than €56,000 being donated to the organisations with each organisation receiving €28,000 to support them in the vital work they do.
Highlights of the fundraising activities in 2017 included events such as the Annual Intel Charity Cycle, which took place at the beginning of September, bake sales and fun runs. Another key event held in 2017 was ‘The Kube’ which took place in May and was a massive success, raising over €16,000 for the charities.
On December 12th the monies raised were presented to both charities at a special employee event held at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip. The event was attended by Intel employee charity ambassadors Chris Gorman (Aoibheann’s Pink Tie) and Richard Vershey (Jigsaw)
External Relations Manager for Intel Lisa Harlow, spoke at the cheque handover event and said “We are very proud of the efforts of our employees in supporting each of the charities this year, both through monies raised and through their time given. I hope that Intel’s support will make an impact on the wonderful work that is being done by the organisations and I look forward to keeping in touch with both and maintaining the relationships forged with Intel through the year”.
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Jigsaw is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Founded in 2006, they continuously work towards ensuring that no young person feels alone, isolated and disconnected from others around them. They currently provide services in 12 different communities around Ireland, delivering vital supports to young people and educating people about youth mental health. Their vision is an Ireland where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health – www.jigsaw.ie
About Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman, after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years. Their mission is to deliver practical and financial support available to children suffering from cancer in Ireland and their families. The support they provide varies case by case as almost every situation is different. They solely focus on providing the supports to allow the family to focus on their wellbeing, their support of each other, and the treatment and recovery of their child – www.aoibheannspinktie.ie.
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