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Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort


APPLE employees have supported a number of initiatives at Cork University Hospital in the past year, starting with the donation of iPads during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and including the Baby Steps Appeal in aid of the Neonatal Family Sanctum and the Strike Against Stroke appeal. This past year, volunteering hours increased almost 450% from the year prior, as Apple employees stepped up to support Irish charities at a time when traditional fundraising activities had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Following on from what was a landmark year for Apple’s employee giving programme with more than [...]

Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort2021-04-30T11:29:14+01:00

How Flawn Clarke beat her food obsession


Fawn Clarke who grew up at Ballymaloe House, tells Colette Sheridan of the Evening Echo about her destructive attitude to food, how she overcame it How she can now help others deal with it. HAVING achieved long-term freedom from food obsession, Fawn Clarke is on a mission to liberate people from unhealthy destructive eating habits through her work as a nutritional therapist. Growing up in the grounds of world-renowned Ballymaloe house, the daughter of Rory and Hazel Allen, where her father ran the farm and her mother ran the house, food was a constant. But Fawn says that everyone else [...]

How Flawn Clarke beat her food obsession2021-04-12T14:45:48+01:00

Funding drive for children’s ambulance service which has undertaken 13000 trips


Run, Walk or Roll - 180km challenge in March and April for Bumbleance BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance are keeping the wheels turning during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to help families across Ireland in these challenging times. The interactive ambulance service, which was founded by Mary and Tony Heffernan, prides itself on delivering smiles to Ireland’s youngest patients. The charity is asking you to undertake your very own BUMBLEance journey this Spring. Charity Co-Founder and CEO Tony Heffernan explains: “Our King and Queen Bees travel an average of 180km in a single trip for their hospital appointments and we are asking [...]

Funding drive for children’s ambulance service which has undertaken 13000 trips2021-03-18T12:47:19+00:00

Happy International Women’s Day 2021


About International Women's Day International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women's achievements raise awareness about women's equality lobby for accelerated gender parity fundraise for female-focused charities What's the theme for International Women's Day? The campaign theme for International Women's [...]

Happy International Women’s Day 20212021-03-08T09:05:49+00:00

Introducing Irish Search Dogs’ newest team member Kobe


Irish Search Dogs welcomes Kobe Irish Search Dogs congratulate their experienced handler Glen on successfully completing the trainee assessment programme with his newest charge Kobe. Glen’s qualified Search Dog ‘Ben’ will no doubt continue to help teach Kobe along the way. The freezing temperatures on Sunday paled against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. These times have been such a challenge for all the voluntary search and rescue groups. We are deemed an essential service and like so many search and rescue groups it has taken some time for us to adapt our assessment process to [...]

Introducing Irish Search Dogs’ newest team member Kobe2021-02-03T11:33:17+00:00
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