Glanbia Ireland employees are teaming up with family, friends and their wider network in an all-out effort to cycle, walk, run and swim 30,000 km in one week and raise much-needed funds for three very worthy charities.
The Glanbia 300 fundraising drive runs from June 6 to 12. The event encourages employees to take up exercise and promotes physical wellbeing, while raising over €290,000 for local and national charities since it first began eight years ago.
This year’s chosen charities are Focus Ireland, Carlow Kilkenny Homecare Team and The Ford Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in Wexford. Employees will up their step count throughout Glanbia 300 and the key fundraising event again this year is a group cycle from Ballyragget in Kilkenny to Wexford on Friday, June 10. The group will overnight in Wexford and return to Ballyragget the next day.
Jim O’Neill, Glanbia 300 spokesman, says the event helps promote health and wellbeing within the company and also delivers on Glanbia Ireland’s ‘Living Proof’ sustainability strategy commitment to supporting its employees, suppliers, customers and consumers and the communities in which they live and work.
“We’ve set some ambitious targets yet again this year. We’re asking each and every one of Glanbia’s 2,000 plus employees to cycle, walk, run, jog or swim 15 kilometres between June 6 and 12. That way, our 30,000 km target will be met.
“We’re also hoping to raise €50,000 for our chosen charities, each of which does incredible work in our communities on a local and national level. Donations can be made on iDonate.ie | Support Eoin O’Neill’s Fundraising Page.