Aramark announced that the Make a Wish Foundation and the Irish Red Cross have been selected as its nominated charities in Ireland and the UK for 2017, in a statement it issued today (21 March).
It outlined that throughout the coming year, it's 15,000 employees will run a series of fundraising events with proceeds raised going directly towards the two charities.
According to Frank Gleason, managing director, Aramark Northern Europe, "Aramark is delighted to be partnering with two wonderful charities very close to our hearts that do such vital work nationally and internationally. The Charitable Fund is one of the most important ways for us to give back to those most in need. We are really looking forward to raising more funds and supporting our new charities in 2017.”
Since it established its charitable fund in 2008, Aramark's has raised €385,000 across Ireland. Each year it asks its employees to nominate the charity 'they feel are in need of Aramark's support.
Aramark established a special charitable fund in 2008 and each year, Aramark Northern Europe employees are asked to nominate charities which they feel are in need of Aramark’s support. In the last 9 years over €385,000 has been raised for charities across Ireland by its employees.
Susan O’Dwyer, CEO of Make a Wish Foundation, said “We are delighted to have Aramark’s support and commitment to support us in 2017. The charity, which relies entirely on volunteers and donations, grants wishes to children battling life threatening medical conditions. This support will enable us to grant more wishes to these courageous children; putting a smile back on their faces.”
Alison Byrne, Events Executive of the Irish Red Cross said “The generosity of companies like Aramark and its staff is of tremendous help to the Irish Red Cross. Thanks to their support we can continue to assist those most in need.”
Olympian Natalya Coyle, has been Aramark's health and wellness ambassador since 2015.
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