Each year we sponsor a number of charities, local, national and international both directly and through sponsorship member involvement in charitable events.
In November this year, staff fundraised for Cara’s Wish to Walk Fund, raising over €600 through a non uniform day & raffle.
Pictured here are HSSCU staff wearing their Christmas jumpers for our non uniform fundraiser.
As always, your credit union donated money to local, national and international charities throughout the year. At the beginning of each new year, we invite applications for larger charitable donations, which are then assessed by directors on our Education, Planning & Development Committee. In 2012 this committee pledged funds to the following charities:
Robert Emmett Community Fund www.recdp.ie
CanTeen Ireland www.canteen.ie
Capuchin Day Centre www.homeless.ie
Dublin Aids Alliance www.dublinaidsalliance.ie
St. John’s Ambulance www.sja.ie
Chernobyl Kilkenny Outreach Group www.chernobyl-international.com
Sunshine House www.sunshinefund.ie
Merchant’s Quay Ireland www.mqi.ie
Ataxia Ireland www.ataxia.ie
Irish United Nations Veterans Association www.iunva.com
Special Olympics Ireland www.specialolympics.ie
2011: 4 local charities attend a presentation night for HSSCU sponsorship
In 2011 the following local charities were chosen to recieve donations from Health Services Staffs Credit Union:
Pictured above is Imelda from Robert Emmett Community Development Project in Dublin 8 being presented with a cheque by Amanda Buggle, HSSCU Director and member of the Education, Planning & Development Committee.
2010: 6 local charities benefit from HSSCU sponsorship fund
To coincide with our 40th anniversary, this year the Education, Planning & Development Committee selected charities that are ‘close to home’, and like ourselves make a significant contribution to the communities in which they operate. These organisations were:
The Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People
Dublin Simon Community
2009 Your credit union donates much needed funds to Barretstown
HSSCU sponsors new resource for the production of a film which will be used by the charity as a tool to inform publics about the charity’s work, and to attract further donations by promoting the charity. Barretstown was founded in 1994 by Paul Newman, as a camp that serves children from 23 countries around Europe. ‘Barretstown improves the lives of children and their families affected by childhood cancer and other serious illness, rebuilding their confidence, trust, self-esteem through therapeutic recreation.’ www.barretstown.org
2008 HSSCU support Fighting Blindness
In 2008 HSSCU is proud to partner with Fighting Blindness to support their fundraising efforts through sponsorship of their walking challenge 12-14 September – The Wicklow Challenge.
We have also donated money to fund the redesign of this charity’s website Fighting Blindness which is now live.
2007 Sponsorship of resource for bereavement
HSSCU sponsors new resource for helping people cope with the grief of bereavement. Irish Stories of Loss and Hope is a beautifully produced book of art, stories, and poetry by many well-known and not so well-known Irish people who share their own personal stories of how they coped, giving hope and support to readers. More