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Staff at Swords company raise funds for charity

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 4:00pm
Staff at Swords company raise funds for charity

The eShopWorld team that completed the company fun run as part of its Empowerment Month to help raise €2,000 in funds for CASA.

Staff at Swords company raise funds for charity

The eShopWorld team that completed the company fun run as part of its Empowerment Month to help raise €2,000 in funds for CASA.

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ONE of the world’s leading eCommerce companies held a fun run as part of its Empowerment Month to help raise funds for a local charity.

Swords-based eShopWorld raised €2,000 for the Caring and Sharing Association (CASA), which provides respite and social outlets for people in the community with a disability.

At a presentation in the company’s global headquarters in Airside Business Park, Swords, staff presented the charity with a cheque for €2,000. 

Over 30 staff took on the challenge and gathered in the grounds of Malahide Castle to complete a 5k run or a 2.5km walk. The event raised over €650 which was supplemented by eShopWorld to a total of €2,000.

Over the course of a month, eShopWorld staff took part in a number of events which formed part of the company’s ‘Empowerment Month’. 

Empowerment is one of the company’s five core values, and activities throughout the month encouraged staff to push their boundaries and take ownership of their own achievements in work and beyond. 

Other activities which took place as part of Empowerment Month included guest speakers, knowledge transfer sessions and self-coaching masterclasses.

The team at CASA works with members to develop friendships and empower themselves socially. Members enjoy music, dancing, bowling, cinema trips and shopping. 

The aim of these groups is to provide the opportunity for socialising, friendship and support.

Tommy Kelly, chief executive of eShopWorld, said they were delighted to support the team in CASA to help empower people in the community. 

“A powerful community spirit is essential in any environment, both at work and in the wider locality,” said Mr Kelly.

“Headquartered and operating globally from Swords, we are committed to ensuring we are firmly rooted in local community activities. 

“Through sponsoring local charities, such as CASA, we hope to make a real difference where we live and work.”

Pictured at the cheque presentation were (from l-r): Betty Collins, CASA; Magda Cieplik, eShopWorld; and Tommy Kelly, chief executive of eShopWorld.

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