• Intel Ireland has selected Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s as its 2015 Signature Charities
• Employees will engage in series of different activities and events throughout the year to raise awareness and fund funds for the signature charities
• €56,000 was raised in 2014 for the Intel Ireland signature charities which were the Jack and Jill Foundation and Irish Autism Action
Deeply embedded in the Intel culture is a passion for community involvement, for volunteering and for supporting charities in both the communities where we work and where we live.
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, raised through specially organised activities, to these chosen organisations.
For 2015, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s have been selected and this week at the Intel campus in Leixlip special events were held to launch the 2015 campaign and to invite employees to hear more about the wonderful work undertaken by each of the organisations.
Employees will engage in series of different activities and events throughout the year to raise awareness and fund funds for the signature charities – these events include the annual Intel Charity Cycle, 5km Fun Run, Tea for MND event, Golf Classic and Family Day to name a few.
Lisa Harlow, External Relations Manager at Intel Ireland spoke about the launch of the 2015 campaign and said “Intel Ireland has a long and proud history of volunteering and supporting charities. We are delighted for Intel to this year be partnering with Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s – charities that are both doing fantastic work and we are looking forward to the year ahead partnering together with them both”.
Intel has a unique initiative, the Matching Grants Program, which recognises and motivates Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism by providing a cash grant to the schools, charities and other non-profit organisations where they volunteer their time. The grants are accrued based on the number of hours that are volunteered by Intel employees at organisations which are registered as part of the program. Both of the 2015 signature charities will benefit as part of this program as employees engage in volunteer activities in support of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and the Friends of St. Luke’s.
Intel Ireland employees have a long tradition of community engagement with more than 45,000 volunteer hours being recorded in 2014 by Ireland employees. In addition to this volunteer time, over €56,000 was raised for our signature charities last year which were the Jack and Jill Foundation and Irish Autism Action
Intel charity champions Pat Delahunty and Stephen Doyle are pictured at the launch of the 2015 Signature Charities
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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