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NI Water staff committed to making a difference

23 July 2013 16:36

NI Water staff have clocked up an impressive 2,000 volunteer hours through Business in Community's Cares’ programme since last year.

The NI Water Cares Challenge Programme is an annual, action-packed programme of volunteering activity planned to help various groups throughout Northern Ireland. It is led by a member of NI Water's Executive Committee/Board with colleagues joining them from around the business.

Since February 2012, 250 NI Water volunteers from throughout Northern Ireland have helped 19 charities and community groups with physical tasks such as gardening and painting.

Trevor Haslett, Chief Executive of NI Water said, “I am very proud of everyone who has participated in the Cares Challenges to date and those who are committed to the forthcoming Challenges.   As an organisation that provides a vital service throughout Northern Ireland, we have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the community we serve.  

“I was confident our employees would bring the dedication and commitment they show in their day job to their Cares Challenge.  The numbers who have volunteered and the time dedicated have exceeded expectations and I am delighted with the results to date.”

Kieran Harding, Managing Director with Business in the Community said, “It is great to have organisations such as NI Water leading by example in terms of employer supported volunteering.  Providing 2,000 volunteering hours is no mean feat; it is a fantastic achievement in such a short time frame and demonstrates a real appetite among the staff in NI Water to make a tangible difference within communities across Northern Ireland.”

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