The Niamh Louise Foundation was delighted to be chosen by Greiner Packaging, Dungannon as their Charity of the Year 2018.
The Foundation was overwhelmed when Greiner matched the £10,000 to be donated to the Foundation, giving the Foundation a fantastic £20,000 to sustain the everyday activities that keep the Foundation open.
“It is one of Greiner’s strategic objectives to raise £30,000 for their chosen charities by December 31, 2020 with a different charity being selected each year,” a spokesperson for Greiner Packaging said.
The Niamh Louise Foundation was nominated in 2018 by the employees of the company and they held various fundraising events throughout the year including coffee mornings, cake sales, raffle’s, quiz’s, sponsored walks, marathons, attending The Niamh Louise Foundation Gala Ball, and street collections.
Anne Donaghy, Chairperson of The Niamh Louise Foundation has said: “To raise £10,000 for the vital work of the foundation is nothing short of incredible and I am blown away by the company’s generosity in matching this superb figure.
“I am deeply touched by this gesture on behalf of Greiner, all the staff and everybody who contributed to the fundraiser efforts throughout the year.
“This money will be used to support some of the most vulnerable people within our community and enable the inspirational Niamh Louise Foundation team to carry out their lifesaving work.”
Not only did Greiner decide to raise such a large amount of money, they also chose The Niamh Louise Foundation to benefit at Christmas from their “Gifts for Kids” campaign.
Every Christmas the Foundation hosts a remembrance afternoon for families bereaved by suicide to remember their loved ones. This can be a very sad and painful event, but this year a little bit of joy was given to children and siblings of those who had died by suicide over the last number of years, by the presents given by Greiner.
Each child and young person left the remembrance afternoon with a smile on their face having received such wonderful gifts.
The Niamh Louise Foundation’s Patron, Malachi Cush, has said: “This significant donation from the team at Greiner will undoubtedly go a long way in helping The Niamh Louise Foundation continue in this great work.
“Greiner have demonstrated that they care deeply, not only for their staff, but for the wider community
and as patron I wish to commend them and to thank them most sincerely for their generosity and kindness.”