IWA Corporate Volunteer Day

IWA Corporate Volunteer Day

Friday, 15 August 2014

Friday, 15th August 2014, Clontarf: Today, 35 volunteers from marketing and research company, Red C Research will roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and make an important difference to the members and services users who attend the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), Clontarf on a weekly basis. Away from their day-to-day routine, the volunteers will support IWA, as one of the leading service providers in North Dublin by completing a range of tasks and activities which will support the Association to continue to provide high quality, person-centred services.

One of the most popular programmes offered by IWA from the Clontarf Resource and Outreach Centre is a weekly horticulture class. As part of the future plans for the service, IWA plans to develop an area which members can maintain and grow a selection of herbs, fruit and vegetables. The team of volunteers will prepare a wasteland area at the entrance of the Clontarf campus which members and service users can enjoy and preserve.

Another task which the volunteers will complete over the course of the day will be to transform the busy activity room which is used on a daily basis for table quizzes, bingo, chess, Sudoku, board games and debates. The provision of colourful murals on the walls of the activity room will bring vitality and creativity to the centre.

This is the second year RED C Research has partnered with IWA for their Corporate Volunteer Day. Speaking about the initiative, Richard Colwell, Managing Director, RED C Research said:

Following on from the success of lasts years corporate volunteer day we decided to partner with Irish Wheelchair Association once again as the difference and impact our staff contribution made to the range of services provided by the Association was very visible.

The day really boosted staff morale and was a great team building exercise and a positive worthwhile day spent out of the office. Our employees felt they had contributed something positive to the local community where our company is based and we were delighted to be in a position to support Irish Wheelchair Association again in 2014.

As well as supporting the Association with painting, redecorating and gardening activities, the group will participate in a game of wheelchair basketball aimed at enhancing their knowledge of disability and promoting participation and inclusion through sports.

For further information about the range of services provided by Irish Wheelchair Association or to enquire as to how your organisation can support the Association please visit www.iwa.ie or email info@iwa.ie

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