EMPLOYEES of the Dublin Airport Authority (daa), supported by the company and members of the public, raised a total of €330,000 for the daa’s three charity partners last year.
Staff raised the money for Debra Ireland, Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus through a series of events and the company also made a significant contribution to the fund.
Members of the public also supported the scheme through collection points throughout the airport for passenger donations. Each charity was presented with a cheque for €110,000 from daa.
Debra Ireland said it was “completely overwhelmed and in awe of daa staff,” while the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre described the €110,000 cheque as “mind-blowing” adding that it would allow it to “future proof” its services.
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland said it is “forever grateful to daa,” as the money will help to fund a new project focussing on equality for everyone living with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus.
The daa’s Charities of the Year scheme, which is one of the largest such programmes in Ireland, was established in 2007 and over the past decade it has raised almost €3 million for a total of 27 Irish charities.