ESB donate €10,000 to AWARE following staff challenge
ESB marked its 90th anniversary in 2017 with a charity challenge inviting staff to form teams to walk, run or cycle blocks of 90km between July and October. Each 90km milestone entitled the team to cast a vote for one of the six chosen charities.
In all, 74 teams took part across the country, with each participant on average clocking 442 kilometres during the four months. A total of €10,000 was donated to AWARE.
The 90for90 challenge improved staff health and wellbeing while making a difference in the communities in which they operate. The funding comes from ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund, which seeks to empower and enrich the lives of individuals and communities across Ireland.
Teresa Sloan, Director of Fundraising and Communications, AWARE said, “This money will make a significant difference to improving mental health across Northern Ireland through AWARE’s work. We were thrilled to have been the chosen charity for ESB staff and hope they found the challenge benefited their mental, as well as their physical health.”
ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund aims to maximise the impact of their investment by taking a more strategic approach to effect change. Funding is only part of the jigsaw – ESB also leverage the skills and knowledge within the company to bring about more sustainable and positive outcomes. Since it was launched in 2005, the Fund has awarded total funding of €11.5 million to over 700 local and national charities around Ireland.
ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund is open to organisations within the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. For more information on ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund, go to www.esb.ie.
Pictured: Paul McShane, ESB with Teresa Sloan, AWARE.