Employees at Haleon Dungarvan raise over €25,000 for range of Irish charities to help them provide invaluable services to local communities across the country

  • The Gavin Glynn Foundation, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Barnardos, St. Vincent de Paul and many more to benefit from the fundraising


  • Haleon Dungarvan has raised over €75,000 for host of charities since 2018


26th March 2024: Haleon, the world leading healthcare company and one of the largest employers in the South East of Ireland with over 900 employees, today announced that employees at Haleon Dungarvan, the home of power brands Panadol and Polident, raised over €25,000 for a range of Irish charities last year. The charities include The Galvin Glynn Foundation, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Barnardos, St. Vincent de Paul and many more, with the funds going towards supporting the invaluable services these charities offer throughout communities in Ireland.


Haleon Dungarvan, which has a long-standing tradition of supporting the local community, has raised over €75,000 for a range of Irish charities since the establishment of its local charity committee in 2018. Haleon Dungarvan also supports the local community throughout the year with the sponsorship of initiatives such as the St. Patricks Day Parade Dungarvan, Dungarvan Pride Festival and WLR Clubbing – an initiative ran by WLFRM where clubs and community groups in Waterford apply for a cash bursary with the winner decided by public vote.


Haleon also offers Dungarvan Chamber of Commerce vouchers to their employees in Dungarvan through their annual reward scheme. These vouchers are accepted by over 150 local shops, restaurants and service providers and support businesses and employers in the area who create real, quality jobs in the community, contributing to a strong economic future for the region.

S.S Paul, Site Director Haleon Dungarvan, says: “At Haleon we are very proud to be an integral part of the Dungarvan Community through our fundraising efforts for charities, support of local community initiatives and our annual reward scheme, where our team chooses Dungarvan and West Waterford Chamber Shopping Vouchers to support the local community. As a team, we are committed to doing what matters most and to be able to support on a local level has really engaged the team.”

Liam Power, Manager of Garveys Supervalu, says: “Dungarvan Chamber shopping vouchers stimulate additional spending within the community. Recipients often use them for a variety of purposes, from everyday necessities to indulgent treats, thereby supporting a multiplier effect in the local economy. We always note the immediate impact of Haleon staff receiving vouchers, as their shopping carts become more adventurous and stockpiling ensues, ensuring reserves for leaner times.”

With over 900 employees, Haleon Dungarvan has a pivotal role in the global Haleon story. Haleon´s history in Dungarvan commenced in 1981 with the opening of Stafford Miller for the production of Sensodyne, Polident and Poligrip, and in 1987, an Over-the-Counter (OTC) facility for the manufacture of Panadol was unveiled. In 2000 the two neighbouring facilities, pain relief and oral care products, merged as one business and became GSK. As of July 2022, we celebrated our demerger from GSK, becoming a standalone company, 100%, focusing on consumer health.


Haleon’s leading brands are built on science, innovation and human understanding and are trusted by millions of consumers globally. Haleon has nine large scale multinational power brands and a strong portfolio of local brands. Dungarvan is very proud to be home to two Haleon power brands, Panadol and Polident, with a purpose to be the home of both brands for the next generation.


With a strong portfolio of brands, Haleon is well positioned to play a vital role for people all around the world, in a sector that is growing and more relevant than ever.