On the 2nd April 2015, eleven hard-working Ceridian staff put aside their daily tasks of processing payrolls and office responsibilities to volunteer at St. Gabriel's School & Centre. For a few hours, those caring hands helped maintain the centre's facilities which made a huge difference for the staff and management of the centre.
St. Gabriel's School is located in Dooradoyle in Limerick, it is a school for children with physical/multiple disabilities and it is one of only five similar schools in Ireland. Fifty-one children with very special needs attend St. Gabriel's School each day with 400 children visiting on an outpatient basis.
Every little time contributed by any volunteer was a cost saving for the centre. Some of the tasks allocated to the Ceridian staff during the day were general cleaning, painting and maintaining the hydrotherapy swimming pool. The volunteer day was also in conjunction with the whole 'Team Limerick Clean Up' initiative happening the next day wherein 10,000 volunteers spread across the city and county streets to make the community litter-free.
Ceridian Ireland supports St. Gabriel’s School & Centre in Limerick as part of The PayBack Foundation. PayBack is Ceridian's own charity, which is administered by Ceridian employees and funded entirely through voluntary donations and fundraising activities. Via PackBack, Ceridian help disabled and disadvantaged children with physical, emotional or learning difficulties who live in the vicinity of its offices.
St. Gabriel's Volunteer Day was the second event that the Ceridian staff organised and participated in for PayBack so far this year. The Internal Bake Sale on St. Patrick's Day was also a great success for the PayBack committee, leaving everyone with a full, happy tummy! In 2014, PayBack presented the digital wheelchair scale to St. Gabriel's. The scale is of great benefit to the centre, especially the staff, as it safeguards the healthcare personnel and also the children from potential injury.
Ceridian Ireland is committed to the long term advocacy of its corporate PayBack Foundation. There are two more upcoming events this year that will be taken part of, the Great Limerick Run on May bank holiday weekend and the Adare to Survive, a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in the County Limerick in September 2015.
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