|3 Aug 2023|
|Good News Corner|
In 2023 Payzone engaged in a partnership with Charities Institute Ireland (Cii) as part of their commitment to expand their CSR activity and make a difference. This partnership allows Payzone to engage with Charities and Corporates, it creates a space to share learnings and best practices for corporate fundraising.
Late last year, Payzone decided to change its approach to corporate giving, they wanted an all-organisation approach, to get their employees more invested and involved in the selection process. They shared a list of charities from three differing categories; Mental Health, Family Services and Health with their employees and asked them to select one option from each category that they would like to support in 2023: They chose The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Alone.
Payzone’s first initiative as part of its new corporate giving journey was sponsoring The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Waterford Greenway Challenge on Saturday, July 1st. Participants cycled 46km from Dungarvan to Waterford City to raise vital funds for services to support those living with dementia.
Building on this relationship, Payzone has now committed to a three-year support partnership for the annual Memory Walk organised by The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.
The fourth annual event takes place this year on September 24 across 30 locations around the country. It is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages. The aim is to unite friends, families and communities to raise awareness and funds for dementia supports.
Payzone is proud to support the Memory Walk, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s flagship event. Unfortunately, many at Payzone have first-hand experience of the effects that Alzheimer's can have, a reason The Alzheimer Society of Ireland was voted as one of Payzone’s charity partners by our employees.
The team at Payzone is excited to come together this September, honour and celebrate those with dementia, and raise much-needed funds for continued support.