NI Water launches 2012 ‘Cares Challenge’

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Friday, May 18th, 2012

Alex Allerton from MACCA and NI Water chairman Sean Hogan from Newry

NI Water has recently launched its 2012 ‘Cares Challenge’. The Challenge, set up in partnership with Business in the Community’s NI Cares Programme, identifies organisations within the local community who need a helping hand with physical tasks such as gardening and painting. The activities are planned for various groups throughout Northern Ireland and will be led by a member of NI Water’s Executive Committee/Board with up to 14 colleagues joining them from around the business.

Sean Hogan, Chairman of NI Water from Newry participated in the fourth of twelve activities set up throughout Northern Ireland and spoke to Newry Times. “We have recently introduced a new and improved volunteering policy within the company which recognises that for many years, a significant number of our employees have given their time to assist worthwhile causes and charities. In line with this, we launched our ‘Cares Challenge’ programme of volunteering activities throughout 2012. The new policy increases the time employees can spend undertaking volunteering activities during working hours to help benefit the greater community.”

He added, “A group of colleagues including myself recently volunteered at Mullaghmore and Castleview Community Association (MACCA) in Omagh clearing ground at allotments for local people to use. We also carried out some gardening and lay stones for a new pathway.”


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