Codex, Ireland’s leading provider of workplace products and solutions, has teamed up with Barretstown, the non-profit organisation that supports children with a serious illness.
This is part of the company’s ‘Codex Cares’ CSR programme for 2023/24. Barretstown offers special programmes and activities that allow children from Dublin and across the country to set aside their illnesses and simply have fun. Incredibly, Codex employees raised €25,000 towards the centre’s therapeutic services which gives 24-hour medical and nursing care, accommodation, food and support to the children and their families at no cost. Since opening in 1994, Barretstown has enhanced the lives of more than 100,000 campers.
With its head office based at Glasnevin, Codex held a week-long fundraiser of in-office activities including a sponsored cycle, a Barretstown-themed quiz, an employee ‘bake-off’ as well as team-building games including canoeing, archery and a scavenger hunt.
The week included a townhall session by Barretstown’s Emily Finn who explained to Codex employees why and how her team supports children who are dealing with serious illness, with Codex senior management including CEO, Patrick Murphy, visiting Barretstown and seeing the charity work in action.
“Helping, supporting and giving back to the community has been part of the Codex DNA since we started in 1979,” Mr Murphy said. “We believe our contribution to society should go beyond our core business operation, and we’re proud to support as many good causes as we can.”
Codex is committed to providing ongoing support for Barretstown for the year, with activities planned to raise crucial funds that will result in a €50,000 contribution to the institution and actively participating in a range of events hosted by Barretstown, from Helping Hands to Amazing Race and beyond.
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