Corporate Social Responsibility
ITS is passionate about supporting community groups, projects and charities, and recognises the benefits employees gain from participating in CSR initiatives. Each staff member is given an extra day of annual leave to contribute to a worthwhile cause.
Some of the charities we have helped recently are:
Our coffee morning took place on Friday 16th September and was the result of a challenge by Southern Area hospice to turn £50 into as much as we could to raise vital money for the hospice service.
This organisation is close to the hearts of many of our staff, with many families having had personal experience of their support services and no one knowing when they themselves will need to call on the hospice for assistance, we raised over £600!
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. Receiving no public funding and rely on the generosity of those within in the industry to help us continue our vital work. They have been delivering charitable support to the Construction Community since 1956.
DOWN SYNDROME IRELAND
Sales Manager, Ciara Judge, took part in an abseil down Croke Park on Saturday 7th May to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland. Down Syndrome Ireland provide support and services to people with Down syndrome and their families. Examples include Mother and Baby groups, Occupational Therapy and Employment Opportunities. We would like to thank everyone who donated.
Four of our staff members, Morgan, Aishling, Stella, and Laura, participated in the Mash Direct Half Marathon in Belfast on Sunday 13th September, raising funds for AwareNI which is the depression charity for Northern Ireland. With mental health issues affecting a large percentage of people from Northern Ireland, we as a business thought that this was an amazing cause and were glad to support the ladies as they prepared for the event. We actively encourage our staff to take part in charity and volunteering events. All employees can avail of an extra day of annual leave to take part in events or assist with organisations that they believe make a difference.
Sales Executive, Denise Crealey and friends completed 54 laps of People's Park in Portadown to raise money for pancreatic cancer in memory of her friend Audrey who would have been 54 on 24th May. NIPANC is a Northern Ireland charity working to improve the outcomes of pancreatic cancer by increasing public understanding of this cancer, promoting awareness of the cancer's signs and symptoms by both medical professionals and members of the public, funding vital research and supporting patients and their families.
CRAIGAVON FOOD BANK
Last year, our amazing staff, associate trainers and their families provided 146kg worth of food to Craigavon Area Foodbank. This amounted to 469 meals, alongside donations which came to £220 worth of meat vouchers. We are beyond pleased to be able to collect for such a worthy cause, especially to help those in need that are in such close proximity to us.