When you're caught up in the excitement of Christmas it can be easy to forget about the people that cannot afford to buy presents and food.
With that in mind, I'm delighted to announce that we participated in the Barnardo’s Christmas Toy Appeal this year, as part of our annual corporate social responsibility programme. For the families that Barnardo’s works with, Christmas can be a particularly difficult time and so the toy appeal can offer a glimmer of joy amongst the hardship.
We asked the staff in our Dublin office to pick up a gift for a child or teenager when doing their Christmas shopping and we managed to amass a treasure trove of very thoughtful gifts. The haul included teddies, puzzles, board games, footballs and books. The company very generously offered to give €10 per toy so there was also a donation of €320 towards this very worthy cause.
Let’s hope these toys and the donation make a difference for some children and young people who would otherwise have to go without this Christmas. If you'd like to find out more about our Corporate Social Responsibility, click here.