With only three weeks go to Christmas, staff at renewable energy company Airtricity are embracing the festive spirit by donating over 300 hours of their time in a range of fundraising activities for local charities Action Cancer and the Northern Ireland Hospice.
Over 40 staff from across Northern Ireland will provide a helping hand participating in bag-packing and street collections for the charities in the run-up to Christmas. Each of the charitable events have been organised by staff at Airtricity through its Community at Heart programme.
Josh Bradley, Airtricity Corporate Communications Manager said: “Helping communities is a core focus what we do at Airtricity and we are delighted that so many staff are setting aside time this Christmas to contribute to the fundraising efforts of Action Cancer and the Northern Ireland Hospice. Christmas is only three weeks away, and each year festive cheer means people often given generously to good causes like these. All of the team at Airtricity are looking forward to drumming up support for these great charities and for those in need.”
Kerry Anderson from Action Cancer said: “We are delighted that Airtricity staff are supporting our ongoing fundraising efforts. Action Cancer’s dedicated team of staff and volunteers rely on fundraising efforts great and small to support the valuable work we do with those whose lives are affected by cancer. I wish all staff the very best in their fundraising efforts.”
Cliona Dudgeon from the Northern Ireland Hospice said: “The Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity for local people and we support 3,000 adults, young adults and children who have life-limiting conditions. Volunteer fundraising like that being undertaken by Airtricity staff is vital in allowing us to provide these vital services. I would like to thank all staff for giving up their time to help us support much-need projects.”
Under its ‘Community at Heart’ volunteering programme, Airtricity gives all its staff the opportunity to take a day off from their usual work programme and swap it for a day working with a not-for-profit organisation or community group of their choice.
In the past, Airtricity’s Community at Heart scheme has allowed staff to swap a working day in order to help groups such as Barnardo’s, the Daisies Café and Habitat for Humanity.