WORKERS at Glanbia Ireland in Kilkenny and around the country are teaming up with family, friends and neighbours to cycle, walk, run and swim 30,000km in a week.
Purpose is to raise funds for three charities.
The project runs from June 6 to 12 and encourages employees to exercise and promote physical wellbeing/
Plan is to raise €290,000 + for local and national charities through an event that was launched eight years ago.
Chosen charities are Focus Ireland, Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team and The Ford Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in Wexford.
Employees will up their step count throughout Glanbia 300.
Key fundraiser is a group cycle from Ballyragget in Kilkenny to Wexford on June 10.
The group will overnight in Wexford and return to Ballyragget next day.
Spokesman Jim O’Neill says the event helps to promote health and wellbeing within the company and also delivers on Glanbia Ireland’s Living Proof sustainability strategy commitment to supporting its employees, suppliers, customers, consumers and the communities in which they live and work.
“We’ve set ambitious targets. We’re asking all Glanbia’s 2,000 employees to cycle, walk, run, jog or swim 15 kilometres between June 6 and 12.
“We’re also hoping to raise €50,000 for our charities, each of which does incredible work in our communities on a local and national level. Donations to:
Niall Gaffney, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Focus Ireland told Kilkenny Press: “This is the first year we’ve partnered with Glanbia Ireland, and we are delighted to have been chosen as one of their charity partners.
“Focus Ireland is driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong and is entirely preventable.”
Catherine Quinlan, Nurse Manager with Carlow-Kilkenny Homecare Team, said demand for its voluntary services continues to grow and it’s very thankful to Glanbia Ireland, a company which has deep roots in this region, for choosing us.”
Viv Rooney, Manager of The Ford Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre, said its professional service is based on need and it provides Affordable Services to all.