Nestlé Ireland has today announced its three year partnership with Irish Autism Action (IAA) , the firm’s employees aiming to raise over €120,000 for the charity.
The new partnership involves over 700 employees from Nestlé Ireland Citywest and Nestlé's Wyeth Nutrition infant formula plant in Askeaton, Co. Limerick.
Funds raised will go towards providing Sibling Support (sibshops) to families and providing Social Skills workshops to help children on the autism spectrum develop essential communication and social skills.
Country Manager for Nestlé Ireland, Deirdre O'Donoghue, said: “Our staff voted the IAA as their staff charity of the year due to their compelling story of the practical support they provide, both in and out of the home, to families who are impacted by autism.
“The work of IAA makes a real difference to the potential development of children with autism and plays a hugely positive role to assist them live their lives to their fullest potential. We are proud and delighted to partner with IAA to assist them in realising their ambitions and objectives.”
John O’Sullivan, Factory Manager at Wyeth Nutrition added, “This is also a huge opportunity for us to use the collective-fundraising power of our two Nestlé sites with one goal to raise funds that will make a lasting difference to the work of IAA.
“We relish the opportunity to assist a charity that provides practical interventions for children with autism and their families, as well as raising awareness and creating a greater understanding of autism across Ireland.”
A wide range of fundraising initiatives are being planned for the duration of the partnership by the two sites.
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