Twenty-one local winners announced as first ever recipients of the GSK Cork Community Investment Fund

Cork-based charities and organisations will benefit from €24,000 fund

aimed at health and well-being in the local community

 

From the creation of a “shooting star room” for children with ASD needs to installation of four beehives, from bibs for park runs to student chemistry club supports: these are just a small selection of some of the initiatives that will benefit from the first ever GSK Cork Community Investment Fund. This new programme aims to promote health and well-being in the local communities close to GSK’s Currabinny site.

Speaking at a presentation ceremony to celebrate the awards, GSK Cork Site Director, Mike O’Sullivan commented, “GSK supports healthcare in communities all over the world. This is mainly through the medicines, vaccines and products we develop and manufacture, but behind all of this is our people, and the communities in which they live and work. At GSK we believe our mission to help people do more, feel better and live longer, starts at home. As a healthcare company and local employer, these awards allow us to recognise organisations committed to improving the health of our local community and the lives of people who live here.”

Over 50 applications were received with 21 local organisations receiving donations from the fund. Organisations were required to be based in the local community, and to operate in the areas of health, wellbeing, science education, environmental protection or have an affiliation with a GSK Cork employee.

2019 GSK Cork Community Investment Fund recipients

  • Acquired Brain Injury Ireland
  • Ballincollig parkrun
  • Ballincurrig National School Hall Fundraiser
  • Ballinhassig Village Association
  • Bartlemy Parish Hall Ltd
  • Bessboro Day Care Centre Alzheimer Society of Ireland
  • Big Brother Big Sister Foróige
  • Cork Cancer Care Centre
  • Cork City FC Community/Family section
  • Cork Institute of Technology (‘A Healthy CIT’ – the Institute’s Campus Health Promotion Initiative)
  • Cosmos Education CLG
  • Edmund Rice College
  • Gaelscoil Charraig Uí Leighin
  • Glenfields Community Childcare
  • Harbour Call
  • Scoil Bhríde Crosshaven
  • Scoil Chros tSeáin Crosshaven Boys’ Primary School
  • Scoil Mhuire Lourdes STEM Academy
  • Shanbally National School
  • SVP Sacred Heart Conference Monkstown.
  • UCC Chemical Society

For more information on the awards, visit www.ie.gsk.com/ie/about-us/partnerships/community-investment-fund/