CSR news

It begins… The company-wide step challenge has started. Members have paid €5 to join, and will track their steps from Monday to Sunday and report back. Competition is all in fun (i.e. fierce). The aim is to improve health and wellness (yadda yadda yadda – it’s  prizes. Prizes. Particularly the coveted cup). It’s an opportunity to meet colleagues and bond as a team (i.e. emerge the winner!) The Red Hot Chilli Steppers will keep track of those who take part in the spirit of wellbeing (ie. to decide who will taste sweet victory) and will report back.

Feb 25, 2020

Our colleague, Emma Corrigan, recently raised over €300 for Alzheimer Society of Ireland. This superb organisation offers much needed support for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Emma wisely chose to raffle a beauty hamper (donated by the Lombard Pharmacy) and a gorgeous bottle of Merlot to appeal to our need for luxury as well as our eagerness to make sure that organisations like this get as much help as they need. A national non-profit organisation, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland advocates, empowers and champions the rights of people living with dementia and their communities to quality support and services. It offers, among other things, a range of specialist services, including day care centres, home care services and carer support groups thorughout the country, as well as two respite care centres. Find out more about are www.alzheimer.ie.

Feb 25, 2020

Our colleague Maria Murphy undertook a fast in aid of CONCERN and received generous support from her colleagues in the Institute, raising over €725 for the charity. A donated bottle of Clos Roareti  2016 was raffled and won by our colleague George Creighton in our Belfast Office.

Jan 17, 2020

For Culture Night 2019, Chartered Accountants House hosted and showcased a wide variety of talent and creativity from visual art to musical performance. There was stained glass artist Madeleine Hellier, photographer and digital media artist Ashling Smith, rock art with a Bayside Rocks rock painting workshop, great music from Vincent Judge, Sandymount Gospel Choir and pianist Diarmuid Kennedy, plus a tour of the building to view our art collection with its original curator Derville Murphy.

Jan 17, 2020

Our 2019 tree arrived from Kavanagh Trees (who deliver and collect to houses too, which is a blessing for the those among us who can't wedge a tree into or onto the roof of our cars). Kavanagh Trees is a member of The Irish Christmas Tree Growers, which represents those growers who are committed to producing trees to the highest standards and in an environmentally sustainable and professional manner. We choose a real tree instead of an artificial on, because, as Kavanagh's say: “The conifer that we produce removes a lot of carbon from the atmosphere and releases oxygen, so consumers have a choice between “oil” or “soil”, i.e. plastic (non-renewable resource) or real (beneficial to the environment).”

Jan 16, 2020

This year we encouraged all employees, regardless of gender, to contribute. Staff donated by leaving boxes and packets of tampons, pads and baby wipes in the laundry bags in the men’s and women’s bathrooms on all floors and at Reception. The Homeless Period is a tiny but super-effective NGO that provides period products to homeless women and girls who are often forced to go without. Find out more about it Facebook.

Jan 16, 2020

In December Chartered Accountants Ireland launched the ‘Dogs of the Institute’ 2020 charity calendar at events held in the Dublin and Belfast office. Not only did we get to buy these calenders but dogs - actual, lovely, furry, happy dogs! - were in the building to attend the launch. In the interests of our emotional wellbeing we decamped to the ground floor to play with them for as long as our consciences would allow. Proceeds raised went to a number of local charities, including Dogs Aid, Dogs Trust, DSPCA, Almost Home and the Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels. The Dogs Trust kindly donated 4 lovely hoodies, which were won by members of the staff to the mutinous jealousy of unlucky raffle ticket holders. The calendars were available to purchase at reception in both offices at €12.50/£10 each or €20/£17 for two.

Jan 16, 2020

Our colleague Julie Crawford walked 300,000 steps for Barnardos in November 2019 (Remember how much it rained that month? Julie, you had our support and admiration). Because of the fundraising efforts of people like Julie, Barnardos are able to provide vital support for nearly 18,000 children and their families across the country. Barnardos works with a wide range of children and families dealing with adverse experiences such as poverty, addiction, domestic abuse and family breakdown. The support that Barnados provides is a lifeline for them to get on track to better futures and a better quality of life.

Jan 16, 2020

Staff in the Belfast Office hosted a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and raised £400.  A big thank you to all the members and staff who kindly donated to this very worthy cause.

Nov 05, 2019

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