Our CSR Programme - CluneTech Cares, is a fantastic representation of what we are - a team of truly caring individuals giving our best to support and add value, not only to our customers, but also to the communities in which we operate. CluneTech Cares is employee-led and has three key pillars: Wellness, Culture & Community, and Sustainability. It has been a busy quarter so make sure to see some of our latest activities below.
On July 29th, Kilkenny Rotary held its inaugural Golf Challenge in aid of Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre.
As part of CluneTech Cares, we were absolutely thrilled to sponsor this amazing event which turned out to be an incredible success for both organisations.
Thanks to the proceeds and success from events like this, Cois Nore can continue their important work providing confidential support and professional & voluntary services to people of all ages affected by cancer along with raising awareness of cancer services available in our community.
Race for the Cure is Europe’s biggest sporting event for women’s health. RFTC helps breast cancer organisations and hospitals collect funds and raise awareness. With 500,000 new diagnoses and 125,000 people who die of breast cancer in Europe every year, these funds are of vital importance. Now more than ever.
For the second year in a row, our team got involved and this year our CluneTech team donated a total of €1180 in aid of breast cancer organisations. We are so proud of our team members who made a difference and got out there to support this amazing cause!
Founded by Elber Twomey, The Twomey Family Remorial weekend honours Elber’s family who were involved in a fatal crash that claimed the lives of her beautiful son Oisin, Elber’s unborn daughter Elber Marie and her husband Con. The remorial weekend is an annual event that ensures Oisin, Elber Marie and Con will always be remembered with the love and honour they so deserve.
Kilkenny based Teac Tom was selected as one of the four beneficiaries from the 2022 Twomey Remorial Weekend. Teac Tom was founded in 2014 by Angela Hayes. Angela and her team have been at the heart of the community supporting hundreds of families and thousands of individuals who have been courageous enough to seek their help. Teac Tom provides a safe and nurturing space for people to get support for their mental health. Their open door policy allows the charity to be accessible to everyone in the community whenever they may need it.
CluneTech employee Nigel O’Donovan presented Teac Tom with a cheque for €2,990 on behalf of the Twomey Remorial Weekend, €500 of which was donated by CluneTech. This is our fifth year supporting this incredible cause.
TransferMate, a CluneTech company, is delighted to support the planting of over 20,000 trees in partnership with Self Help Africa in Q3 of this year.
In Africa, the people least responsible for climate change are feeling its worst effects. Self Help Africa supports communities to plant trees: which provide shade, shelter, food, fertilizer and income. We chose to partner with this organization because of their mission to plant trees, reduce carbon and combat poverty.
Lucy Coogan from Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny has always been fanatical about basketball and has been an upcoming star from a young age representing her school Loreto in many team events and matches over the years. She has been part of Ireland's International teams from U16 level and last year she played a key role in the FIBA European Championships in the Czech Republic.
2022 has been a very busy year of studying and training for Lucy and after many years of hard work and focus on the goal she has been dreaming of since she can remember, she has now secured a four year Basketball and Academic scholarship offer to America to further her already incredible Basketball career.
We here at CluneTech were thrilled to make a donation of €500 towards Lauren’s basketball journey. We wish Lucy the very best of luck with all her future endeavours.
Last month, we learned about Efrem, a 5 year old boy who had been diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Although there are treatments available to Efrem, they are private and extremely expensive. These treatments are costs that Marcela, Efrem’s mother and the family cannot possibly cover on their own.
We wanted to use CluneTech Cares as a way to contribute to Marcela’s fundraiser for her little boy by donating €2,000 to help Efrem and his chance to battle this cancer. You can support Efrem’s battle here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/please-help-little-efrem-to-get-better.
This quarter, CluneTech got involved in the Griffeen Junior Parkrun. Parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world.
Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces.
On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last which is why we wanted to help this initiative by making a €250 donation. This donation will go towards equipment for the Griffeen Junior Parkrun.
Introduced in 2021, our CSR Volunteer Day empowers each employee to give back to the charities and causes closest to them. Since the inception of Volunteer Day 58 CluneTech employees have contributed to causes which they find meaningful, and this number keeps growing. See what some of them shared with us about their experience:
Maria Collins used her Volunteer Day helping her local athletics club, Lucan Harriers, in West Dublin.
“Getting ready for our 5 mile road race on Sunday for Lucan Harries”
Kalina Vakova volunteering at Varna’s Municipal Shelter while making a few furry friends along the way!
“I know that spending time and playing with these creatures there couldn't be enough for them, but it is still something amazing in their monotonous day”