The Executive Team for our business in Ireland has stepped up for the people of Ukraine and collectively completed a cross-country walk, and raised €40,000 for the Irish Red Cross.
Cormac Sheils, Mary Kealy, Kathy McDermott, Philip Murphy, Scott Brannigan, Anthony Harman, Brendan Keogh, and Peter Smyth, have successfully completed a cross-country charity walk to support the people of Ukraine.
The team set out from Galway on Wednesday, May 11th, collectively trekked over 220km, and arrived back in our Swords Office on May 13th. Their efforts helped to raise €40,000 to support the efforts of the Irish Red Cross, a society that does great work for the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine.
Nearly 5 million people have already fled their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine. Countless lives in Ukraine are being torn apart by violence and insecurity. They have displaced been and forced to leave loved ones and almost everything they own. Many others have remained in Ukraine and live without sufficient access to water, electricity, and heat.
Red Cross teams are on the ground in Ukraine. They are working to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items. The funds raised by our executive team and colleagues will help the Irish Red Cross provide people with food, first aid, medicines, warm clothes, and shelter they need.
Bidvest Noonan colleagues from across the country supported the executive team as they travelled through some of Ireland’s busiest and most well-known towns. A huge thanks to our teams at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Maynooth University, Portuincula Hospital, and many more who came out to cheer the team on.