Chadwicks Group raises €60,000 for five Irish charities
Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants has raised €60,000 for five Irish charities by taking on the Four Peaks Challenge
In total, 32 colleagues took part in the fundraising efforts between 18th – 21st May. A 17-strong team made up of Chadwicks colleagues from across the country tackled all Four Peaks, climbing Slieve Donard in Co. Down, Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry, Mweelrea in Co. Mayo, and Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow in one weekend. 15 additional colleagues joined the challenge for the final peak at Lugnaquilla.
The funds raised will be split between the five charities which were chosen with great care by teams in each region. The charities selected are:
- IWA provides nationwide assisted living services, community centres in every county, and campaigns for equal opportunities for people with physical disabilities. The donation will go towards running its services and activities including a Disability Action Advocacy Group, School Leavers service, and support for its 59 community centres across the country.
- Pieta House provides free specialised treatment programmes for people who have suicidal ideation or participate in self-harming behaviours, as well as support for families affected. Pieta will use the donation to support initiatives including its free counselling services, crisis intervention and bereavement support services, and outreach services to groups and communities such as sporting associations, schools, businesses and front-line service providers.
- IMNDA is the only organisation of its kind which provides care and support to people with Motor Neuron disease, their families, friends and caregivers. Funding will be used to support its services including home visits, financial assistance towards home care, specialised equipment and communication aids, and counselling and research projects.
- Purple House is Ireland’s community based cancer support centre, which provides free professional support and psycho-oncology services to those affected by cancer. Purple House’s donation will fund its Child and Family Cancer services including support services, art therapy, sensory and creative therapies, outings, and individual counselling.
- Mayo Autism Camp provides socially inclusive activities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Funding will go towards installing a sensory regulation Cubbie and special changing facilities for families.
Supporting the fundraising efforts, a number of sponsors included Gyproc, Glennon Brothers, Irish Cement, Kilsaran, Whiteriver, Murray Timber Group, Mannok and Cedral.
The team took on Slieve Donard in Co. Down, Carrauntoohil in Co. Kerry, Mweelrea in Co. Mayo, and Lugnaquilla in Co. Wicklow between 18-21st May. 15 additional members of the team joined the core team at Lugnaquilla for the final hike.
Patrick Atkinson, CEO of Chadwicks Group, said: “We’re proud to announce Chadwicks Group has raised €60,000 for five deserving charities through our Four Peaks Challenge. The team’s efforts were incredible, and we exceeded our fundraising targets by €10,000, which will go a long way in supporting our five chosen charities.
We have a long and proud history of working with and donating to charities who help some of the most vulnerable communities in Ireland. On behalf of Chadwicks Group, I’d like to congratulate and thank all 32 employees who went above and beyond in their efforts over the weekend.”