In 2011 our UK employees took part in fundraising activities for our Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society, raising over £400,000 in just nine months. Employees in Ireland committed to raise €30,000 in 2011 for Irish charity The Jack and Jill Foundation.
Fundraising in the UK for the Alzheimer’s Society
Fundraising events included:
- a site to site cycle from Girvan to Croydon
- taking part in marathons
- the Three Peaks Challenge
- overseas treks
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said:
“On behalf of everyone at Alzheimer’s Society I would like to say a huge thank you to Nestlé for its generous support. Every penny raised will support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow. Nestlé has also helped increase awareness of dementia and we are all extremely grateful for the time and energy they have put in.”
Fundraising in Ireland for the Jack & Jill Foundation
The Jack & Jill Foundation is the Irish charity for Nestlé Ireland employees who are committed to raising over €120,000 for the foundation by the end of 2012 as part of a three-year plan.
A wide range of fund raising activities are planned and taking place across the year including a special charity screening of the hit movie ‘Pirates an adventure with Scientists’ and a fundraising cycleathon on Dublin’s premier shopping area, Grafton Street, planned for June.
The Jack & Jill Foundation provides home care and support for children with severe neurological development issues, as well as offering some respite to their parents and families across Ireland. With less than 20% of its €2.7 million annual budget coming from the State, the Jack & Jill Foundation relies on corporate fundraisers like Nestlé Ireland to survive now more than ever. The €120,000 raised by Nestlé Ireland will provide 7,500 hours of vital nursing home care.