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This year we are proud to support Action Mental Health
Each year, Power NI staff choose a registered charity to support with a range of company-wide fundraising initiatives, allowing our staff to give back to the local community. This year we chose to support Action Mental Health.
Founded in 1963, Action Mental Health (AMH) is a local charity which works to enhance the quality of life and the employability of people with mental health needs or a learning disability in Northern Ireland.
Action Mental Health changes the lives of those living with mental ill health and promotes resilience and well-being to future generations. Sadly, one in five adults in Northern Ireland will show signs of a mental illness. Action Mental Health provide many opportunities to those living with mental health, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to widen their social networks.
Staff at Power NI have pledged to support the charity in a number of ways during the year, and are driven and motivated to make as much money as possible for a very worthy cause.
Power NI’s charity committee organised a ’12 Days of Christmas’ raffle with prizes kindly donated by the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Slims Healthy Kitchen, Belfast Giants, Translink, Omniplex Cinemas, We are Vertigo and many more. The raffle raised a total of £1,010!
Malachy McVeigh from Power NI and who hails from County Tyrone, took to the saddle on Sunday 8 October to cycle the 55mile Granite Challenge in association with Action Mental Health. The cycle raised £738.75 for the charity.
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Power NI's placement students ran a number of events throughout the year, including bake sales, breakfast mornings and special events around Halloween and Christmas.
Marie Curie provide care and support for around 4,000 people living with a terminal illness, their carers and loved ones in Northern Ireland each year.
The Prince’s Trust - Million Makers Corporate Challenge
Power NI took centre stage when they were crowned winners of The Prince’s Trust Million Makers Corporate Challenge 2014 after generating an amazing £34,500 over just six months. Starting with seed funding of £1,500, the team undertook a relentless round of fundraising events including a staff talent show and an office "Bake Off".
Stephen McCully, Power NI’s Managing Director commented: "We are absolutely delighted to have raised £34,500 for The Prince’s Trust. Our team of Million Makers has worked tirelessly to raise this grand total with the support of Power NI staff, family and friends. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and could not be prouder of this achievement."
Now in its seventh year, the fundraising competition has successfully raised more than £300,000 to help The Prince’s Trust support disadvantaged young people from the ages of 13 to 30 across Northern Ireland.
Alzheimer's Society NI
Alzheimer's Society The Alzheimer's Society NI is leading the fight against dementia, and helping to improve the quality of life for sufferers. With over 20,000 members nationwide, many of whom have personal experiences of the condition, as carers, health professionals and people with dementia themselves, help inform and support the work of the organisation.
Macmillan Cancer Support NI
Power NI's placement students organised a range of fundraisers throughout the year, allowing staff to raise money for Macmillan. In this period, Power NI staff raised an impressive £8,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support NI.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist healthcare, information and financial support for people affected by cancer.
“Working with Power NI was an absolute privilege, and the fundraising efforts of Power NI staff have helped cover the cost of both a specialist nurse, a Macmillan Benefits Advisor, as well as partly fund the Macmillan cancer support line.
“The drive and enthusiasm shown from Kirsty, Michelle and Laura who led the partnership could not fail to motivate and enthuse all the Power NI staff and I would like to congratulate them for setting such a challenging target for themselves and indeed exceeding their target amount. They worked so hard as did all the staff across Power NI’s three offices and I would like to thank them all sincerely for raising this brilliant total.”
Joanne Young, Fundraising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support NI
Northern Ireland Hospice
Northern Ireland Hospice is a local charity dedicated to local people, caring for over 3,000 adults, children and young people each year with life-limiting and life threatening conditions.
"Power NI has made a valuable contribution to the work of the Hospice – helping us to provide much needed support to patients, their families and their carers."On behalf of NI Hospice, I would like to congratulate Amy, Faye and Kirsty as well as all the staff at Power NI for their hard work and determination in raising this incredible amount of money."
Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Northern Ireland Hospice
Ulster Cancer Foundation
Ulster Cancer Foundation is a local charity that helps to save lives and enhance the quality of life of everyone affected by cancer through care services, research, prevention, public campaigns and advocacy
“On behalf of the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF), I would like to thank Lesley Ann, Michelle, Jemma and all the staff at Power NI for their dedication and hard work in raising this fantastic amount of money for our charity.“It has made a very important contribution to the work of UCF – helping us to continue to provide much needed care services and information for all those affected by cancer. All funds raised for UCF are spent locally to help and support people with cancer in Northern Ireland.”
Maeve Fox, Community Fundraising Manager, Ulster Cancer Foundation
The Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children
The money raised will be shared between the Child Vision and Play Therapy departments to purchase specialised equipment that will enhance the care for the children and improve medical operations
“I am very touched by the support and dedication the staff at Power NI have put into raising this money for the charity. Without this help we simply could not continue to provide the vital services and support to the children in the Hospital.“On behalf of the children and staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Power NI for this donation.”
Nancy Thompson, Finance Co-ordinator, Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children
NI Cancer Fund for Children
“Without similar support, dedication and enthusiasm from companies like Power NI and their staff, we simply could not continue to provide the vital services that families nursing a child with cancer so desperately need, especially in the current economic climate.”
Joanne Steele, Senior and Corporate Fundraiser at NICFC
The funds will be used to support Action Cancer’s mammography facility which screens women aged 40-49 and 65+. Screening takes place in Action Cancer House in Belfast and on board the charities mobile unit, the BIG BUS. The contribution by Power NI will enable Action Cancer to provide screening for 80 women.
“I’d really like to thank Arlene, Joanne, Orla and Angeline for their support this year. The partnership is a great example of how companies can get involved with Action Cancer to raise awareness among staff of our life- saving services and raise funds to maintain them.”
Kerry McCrea from Action Cancer
“Without the help and support of organisations such as Power NI, Childline would not be able to exist and offer the desperately needed help to young people. Anyone can get involved with ChildLine’s work and make a difference to children and young people – while having a great time, too. There are hundreds of ways to get involved, whether as an individual or organisation.”
Leona McEvoy from Childline