Phil Deegan and Brendan Ring of Clionas Foundation with Richard Dempsey, Ross Flanagan, Derek Cremin, Sharon Daly (Iarnród Éireann’s Wellbeing Programme Manager), Gareth Howard and Pat Roche of Limerick Station. Picture: Brian Arthur.
Colbert Station employees participate in Wellbeing Charity Challenge
By I Love Limerick correspondent Rachel Petticrew
Employees of Limerick’s Colbert Station have placed third in Iarnród Éireann’s Team Wellbeing Charity Challenge, which saw the company donate €10,000 to charities across Ireland.
Iarnród Éireann employees across Ireland teamed up to complete as many minutes of physical exercise as possible. In total, the company pulled off 1,132,647 minutes of activity!
All for a good cause, the Colbert Station team raised an incredible €2,000 for Limerick-based Cliona’s Foundation, which provides financial assistance to families with seriously ill children.
The Limerick team, consisting of Gareth Howard, Pat Roche, Derek Cremin, Ross Flanagan and Richard Dempsey, presented a cheque to the charity following their participation in the competition.
The Wellbeing Charity Challenge was created by Iarnród Éireann Wellbeing Programme Manager, Sharon Daly, in an effort to get employees heart-healthy.
Commenting on the success of the event, Ms Daly said, “It was fantastic to see such huge interest in the first year of the Team Wellbeing Charity Challenge, with over 500 employees across the organisation taking part.
“The level of enthusiasm has been great, but more than that is the commitment from people to look after their health and wellbeing and really push themselves out of their comfort zone. Knowing that four great charities are going to benefit from this initiative is also fantastic.”
Well done Team Colbert Station!
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