The Shannon Airport Group unveils the names of the two chosen charities they will fundraise for over the next 12 months

Tuesday, October 31, 2023. 4:10pm

Over €420,000 raised by Group staff for charity since 2014 

The Shannon Airport Group unveils the names of the two chosen charities they will fundraise for over the next 12 months. Pictured left to right from The Shannon Airport Group Charity Committee is
Ciara Smith (Operations), Chair of the committee Vanessa McTigue (Commercial Properties), Arek Gdulinski (Sustainability), Amanda Gavin (Marketing), Adam Mulkerrin (Operations), Aoife McLoughlin (Communications and PR) and Vice Chair Emily Brown (Marketing).Pic by Stephen O’Malley

Tuesday October 31st, 2023: Staff at The Shannon Airport Group have pledged to go above and beyond for their two chosen charities for 2023/2024. Munster based Milford Care Centre and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will become the beneficiaries of much needed funds raised by the Group over the next 12 months.  


Since 2014, employees from across the Group have voted for two charities to support each year – raising a total of over €420,000 since the programme commenced nine years ago. 


Led by The Shannon Airport Group Charity Committee, staff across the Group will come together to run a series of events, both small and large scale, to raise the vital donations for their chosen charities. 


Vanessa McTigue, Chairperson of The Shannon Airport Group Charity Committee says, “Each year staff from across the organisation submit charities to be chosen for our annual fundraising initiatives. This year, Milford Care Centre and The Alzheimer Society Ireland received the most votes from staff. Like with all our charities, we are honoured to dedicate our fundraising efforts to these two vital Irish charities over the next year.  


“Across the next 12 months we will execute lots of exciting plans for everyone to get involved and show their support, from our partners across the Shannon Campus, the community here in Shannon, passengers and general public.” 


Anne Marie Hayes, Fundraising Manager with Milford Care Centre said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of The Shannon Airport Group staff charities for the forthcoming year. This partnership means a great deal to Milford Care Centre, as it not only highlights the recognition of our vital work, but also brings with it the invaluable support of The Shannon Airport Group’s dedicated employees. Working with The Shannon Airport Group will help raise awareness about our work and the importance of Hospice care within the local community and beyond. We are deeply grateful for this opportunity and look forward to working together as we are excited about the positive impact we can achieve.”  


Mairéad Dillon, Head of Fundraising at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, said: “I’m delighted that The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) will be one of Shannon Airport Group’s Staff Charities for the following year. I want to thank the Staff that chose The ASI and The Shannon Airport Group for this opportunity. Their support will allow The ASI to continue its vital work in providing care and support for people living with dementia and their families. I’d also like to congratulate the Milford Care Centre and look forward to working with them along with Shannon Airport. 

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