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The Shannon Airport Group Raises €70k For Charities

By Dave Simpson
The Shannon Airport Group Raises €70k For Charities

The Shannon Airport Group has raised €70,000 for charities.


According to a statement published on, The Shannon Airport Group employees raising the funds for two causes via ta series of charity initiatives.

The Shannon Airport Group's charity committee donated over €35,000 each to Sláinte an Chláir (Clare Cancer Support) and Children's Health Foundation.

Charity events include employee bake sales, coffee mornings, raffles, boutique vouchers and a Christmas fashion show at Dromoland Castle.


The statement published on quoted The Shannon Airport Group charity committee chairperson Rita Meehan as saying, "Fundraising in 2022 was extra special to us this year as it was the first time since the pandemic that we could host in-person events and really get out there and raise money for Sláinte an Chláir and Children's Health Foundation. The team did a fantastic job organising events, which were held throughout the year. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes and we are all driven by the shared passion of supporting these two incredible charities. We are delighted to be able to present both charities with cheques for €35,000 each, and to hear how these funds will be used to positively impact the people they support."


The statement published on Sláinte an Chláir chair Theresa Murrihy quoted as saying, "We were delighted to be chosen by The Shannon Airport Group staff as one of their designated charities and are thrilled to collect this donation. This money will make a huge difference. It will fund our running costs for up to four months, which reduces the pressure on a small charity like ours, who do not have a dedicated fundraising team. Part of these costs include transport, counselling, an oncology nurse specialist, lymph management, exercise classes with a physiotherapist, reflexology and more - all provided free of charge. We are so thankful to the staff and to everyone who contributed to raising these funds."

The statement published on quoted Children's Health Foundation interim chief executive Hugh Kane as saying, "We are incredibly grateful to the staff of Shannon Airport Group, all involved in their charity committee for their fundraising efforts and to all who have donated. These funds will go towards giving every sick child in Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin the very best chance through funding vital equipment like a new ultrasound, a phototherapy system, medical scopes, as well as wellbeing initiatives for the healthcare heroes and of course funding vital research to ensure the best treatment for sick children."

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