09 January, 2012
Aurion Learning, along with forty five other local companies, has participated in the Cares @ Christmas campaign, bringing Christmas cheer to disadvantaged children across Northern Ireland.
Facilitated by Business in the Community and sponsored by SPAR, management and staff from organisations across the province have dug deep and provided over £32,000 worth of gifts and toys for local charity Action for Children.
Speaking about the fantastic response to the initiative, John Fyfe, Action for Children Northern Ireland Acting Group Manager said: “The generosity of Northern Ireland’s local business community has been overwhelming. Donating presents to Action for Children through Cares @ Christmas helped brighten the Christmases of many of the 5,000 children, young people and families we work with across our 18 Northern Ireland projects. On their and Action for Children’s behalf I’d like to say a huge thank you. Our deepest appreciation goes out to all of the companies who supported this wonderful initiative making Christmas 2011 a special one for lots of children who otherwise might have had a very different day.”
Hilary Dickson, Cares Programme Manager with Business in the Community, congratulated all of the participants on their responsible approach to helping the community at Christmas. She said: “We have been running this initiative for seven years and each year I am astounded by the kindness and heartfelt giving provided by businesses. It is a simple and effective method which encourages us to think of those less fortunate at this time of year.
“Employers are bringing delight to families who haven’t had much to smile about. Their spirit of giving is infectious and those benefitting not only receive presents for their children but also a boost, knowing that someone else cares about them.”
Ciaran O’Hare, Director of Aurion Learning said: “This is the third year that Aurion Learning has participated in Cares @ Christmas and as ever we were very impressed at the generosity of our staff. We’d like to thank everyone for participating and we’d encourage other local businesses to get involved in this very worthwhile initiative.”
Pictured above left to right: David Anderson, Graham McVea, Alan Boyd, Noleen Turner, Andrew McCaughan, Lee Reilly, Barry Kelly, Simon Hagan, Aaron McGivern, Colette Boyd, Ciaran O’Hare).
Notes for Editors:
Business in the Community stands for responsible business. As a membership organisation operating across the UK and Ireland, we have more than 850 member companies, 250 of these in Northern Ireland. Together, our members employ almost 16 million people in over 200 countries worldwide. In Northern Ireland our members employ over 1 in 3 of the private sector workforce. Our purpose is to mobilise business as a force for good in society.
For more information, Helen Bowman, Communications Manager, Business in the Community at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Tel (028) 9046 0606 or visit www.bitcni.org.uk.
Action for Children is the new name for NCH, the children’s charity one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, which was established in 1869. The organisation works in partnership to run nearly 450 services for around 170,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. For further information visit www.actionforchildren.org.uk
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