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This year we are proud to support Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke
Power NI is partnering with Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) as their charity of the year, to help lead the fight against chest, heart and stroke illness.
In Northern Ireland 36% of all adult deaths are caused by chest, heart or stroke conditions and over 200,000 people are living with a chest, heart and stroke illness. Over 80% of the charity’s work is funded by public donations.
The charity was personally selected by Power NI staff, most of whom who have had loved ones who have suffered from heart conditions and benefitted from the charity’s services.
Grateful for the funding, NICHS Deputy Chief Executive, Gareth McGleenon, commented, “As a charity based solely in Northern Ireland, it is fantastic to partner with an enthusiastic local company like Power NI. The money raised will allow us to provide life changing work, such as prevention and health promotion, rehabilitation programmes and campaigning.”
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For ‘Back to school’ week, Power NI Antrim office hosted a breakfast morning for their staff. The event raised over £180 for NICHS.
In association with the Dunsilly Hotel, Power NI staff put on a spectacular quiz night in aid of NICHS. Featuring a ‘Wheel of Forfeit’, a raffle, disco and a healthy dose of friendly competition, staff across all 3 Power NI sites had a great night raising over £1,300 for the charity.
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Action Mental Health
Action Mental Health changes the lives of those living with mental ill health and promotes resilience and well-being to future generations. Action Mental Health provide many opportunities to those living with mental health, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyles and to widen their social networks.
Power NI’s placement students dedicated their time to organising fundraising events for the charity throughout the year. These included: Lagan zip line, Europa abseil, 55mile cycle, celebrations of World Mental Health Week, Christmas jumper days and a sky dive. Power NI staff raised £12,876 for the charity.
Callum Clark, Events and Fundraising Officer at Action Mental Health said; “We are extremely grateful to Power NI for their support throughout our partnership. We at Action Mental Health have been absolutely blown away by their commitment as a recognisable brand to raise much needed funds and awareness, tackle stigma and promote positive mental health. I would like to thank Power NI employees and customers for their support of Action Mental Health. It is thanks to their fundraising efforts that we are able to sustain and grow as a charity”.
Macmillan Cancer Support
The charity committee at Power NI, comprising of 7 staff members, organised fundraising events throughout the year to help raise money for the charity that was nominated by staff across the business. The Power NI committee were determined to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile charity. This year fundraising events included; the Power NI Bake Off, a weekly Power NI Bonus Ball Lottery, Easter hamper raffle plus much more. The charity committee raised £3,300 for Macmillan.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides support to individuals living with cancer from the minute they’re diagnosed. The organisation has impacted so many lives and inspires people to take back control in their lives.
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