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Chadwicks Group (Formerly GMROI) Rises to the Challenge for Charity

Jun 7, 2019 | General News

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) Rises to the Challenge for Charity

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) staff conquer Ireland’s Four Peaks to raise €68,456.10 for four Irish charities

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI), Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is thrilled to announce that it has raised €68,456.10 in vital funds for four Irish charities including Focus Ireland, CMRF Crumlin, Pieta House and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. A team of 22 people from the organisation conquered Ireland’s Four Peaks challenge in a bid to raise much needed funds for the four charities, which were carefully chosen by colleagues at Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI).

The Four Peaks challenge saw a 22-strong Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) team travel across the country to climb the highest mountain in each of Ireland’s four provinces in four days. In preparation for the mountain ascension, the team carried out months of training for the demanding four-day challenge. The team kicked off the significant feat starting with Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry, followed by Mweelrea in Co. Mayo, Slieve Donard in Co. Down, and finally finishing with Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow in Co. Mayo between the 2nd and the 5th of May.

The team at Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) not only defeated the Four Peaks but also smashed their fundraising target of €40,000 by raising €68,456.10 – €28,456.10 in excess of the initial goal for the four charities that were chosen with great care.

· As the homelessness crisis worsens in Ireland, over 10,000 people in Ireland are considered homeless, Focus Ireland are on the frontline changing lives daily, challenging homelessness and supporting those most at risk.[1]

· The monies raised for CMRF Crumlin will go towards the Diabetes Clinic which provides necessary treatment for children.

· Pieta House provides specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation and supports for families affected.

· Ireland has the highest incidence of Cystic Fibrosis in the world. More than 1,300 people in Ireland suffer from the disease. CF Ireland was set up 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland.[2]

Commenting on the success of the fundraising challenge, Patrick Atkinson, CEO, Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) said: “We are very proud to announce that Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) has raised €68,456.10 for four incredibly important causes by undertaking the Four Peaks challenge. After many weeks of training, lots of determination and a dose of good humour, we conquered the Four Peaks and most importantly, we busted through our target for the four charities.

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) has a long and proud history of working with and donating to charities who raise funds for those most in need in Ireland. On behalf of all the team here in Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI), I would like to congratulate and thank the team of 22 employees on this great achievement. I look forward to us realising the next initiative for charity.”



Jessie O’Malley Glynn | Niall Leyden | Sarah Halpin


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About Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI)

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) is Ireland’s leading building merchanting company with 49 stores and employing 1,300 in the Republic of Ireland. Offering unrivalled value, expertise and knowledge to the sector, Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) has contributed to the fabric of everyday life in Ireland for 200 years, supplying products and building materials for homes, hotels, buildings and roads throughout the country.

Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) currently operates the Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, The Panelling Centre, Sam Hire, Telfords, Cork Builders Providers, and Davies builders’ and plumbers’ merchanting businesses in the Republic of Ireland. Chadwicks Group (formerly GMROI) is part of Chadwicks Group plc.



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