The funds raised by Sodexo will be used to cover the overall costs of providing 750 meals at the charity's coffee shop in Dublin city centre.
On Shine a Light Night, a team of employees from all over Ireland joined managing director David Fox to spend the night outdoors in the Wicklow mountains. The leadership and culinary teams within Sodexo also organised bake sales and other activities throughout the country to boost the fundraising efforts.
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Fox stated, "Shine a Light Night is a valuable reminder of what some individuals and families must face every single day in Ireland. Thank you so much to all our volunteers, our clients and our suppliers for their support, it just wouldn't have been possible without them. As an organisation, we are committed to enhancing the capacity and capabilities of our charity partners to help create equity for all."
Aisling Nolan, head of partnerships and philanthropy at Focus Ireland, said, "Thank you to Sodexo for raising funds for our coffee shop, which delivers vital services on so many levels. It provides nutritious meals to support a person's physical health and well-being, keeps them connected to services and supports social interaction. Providing such a service is only possible with the support of companies like Sodexo."