Building Better Communities
Ardmac works to bring communities together and support a number of non profit organisations in areas which we operate, below are the highlights of our most recent partnerships. Our approach is to ensure that Ardmac gives back to the communities in which we operate.
Business in the Community (UK)
In 2018, Ardmac became a member of Business in the Community. Business in the Community is a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility, and is one of the Charities of Charles, Prince of Wales. https://www.bitc.org.uk/
Pieta House, Ireland
Pieta House was established in 2006, and since then have seen and helped over 36,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established twelve subsequent centres across Ireland. In 2018, Ardmac launched their Chorus group,raising funds for Pieta House and raising awareness of the benefits of music on mental health. The group raised 6,500 euro for the charity and their partnership continues as charity partner for 2019. www.pieta.ie
Irish Cancer Society, Daffodil Day – Ireland
As part of the recognised Daffodil Day campaign, Ardmac host an annual bake sale and fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil day. To date we have raised €1100 for the national charity in the Republic of Ireland dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, and improving the lives of those living with cancer. https://www.cancer.ie/
Christ Church Hall , West Didsbury – Manchester, UK
In 2017, A volunteer group from Ardmac supported a redecoration of Christ Church Hall in Manchester. This consisted of over 80 Volunteer hours across the project. “The decoration of the toilets has been a big improvement and many of our users have commented on how much better they look! The church hall is used each week by diverse groups of people and we estimate that about 200-300 people are in the building each week. As you can imagine having clean, newly decorated toilets is of huge benefit to all concerned.” Rev Ann Pilkington http://christchurchdidsbury.org.uk
Techies4Temple Street – Dublin, Ireland
Each year, a team of Ardmac employees join the Techies4Temple street initiative bringing the Irish Tech community together in order to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The event has raised over €600,000 since it launched in 2015. Our team joins for an afternoon of urban treasure hunting , team building, networking and some general competition based from the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The Treasure Hunt involves taking to the streets of Dublin for a unique technology-themed treasure trail, combining outdoor activities with digital media challenges whilst making an impact to the lives of sick children across Ireland. http://www.techies4templestreet.ie/
The Mustard Tree – Manchester, UK
Mustard Tree has an established track record over the past 25 years, supporting people across Greater Manchester in poverty and facing homelessness. They create opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work, improvements to health and wellbeing plus new experiences to encourage aspiration.
In 2018, as part of our commitment to support the organisation over the year, we aim to raise a minimum of £1000 through initiatives including the ‘Urban Challenge’. Read more about our 2018 Urban Challenge here
Wellness meets Charity – Netherlands
In 2018, Our team in the Netherlands set up a charity football tournament bringing various teams from different companies working on a data centre project. With a collection box at the entrance of every event, in which attendees can donate. On the last day of play, the football players handed over a cheque to the charity local hospital charity Westfriesgasthuis. Linda Steltenpool, paediatric nurse at the Westfriesgasthuis said, “There are the most fantastic initiatives in the region to help with the renovation of the children’s department. This is another example of that.”
Each year, Ardmac donate Christmas Gifts to those in need in lieu of Christmas cards.
Awareness and Support
In addition to fundraising, we are committed to creating awareness and support to teams in relation to various organisations, these include: