The hard word work and dedication of a local charity committee has led to over €8,000 being raised for the Wexford Mental Health Association (WMHA).
Having chosen WMHA as their charity of the year, the committee, which consists of employees from Equifax in the IDA Business and Technology Park, held a number of fundraising events over the past 12 months.
These events included bake sales, quizzes, a snooker marathon, a Halloween party and a summer barbecue, among others. The committee members, Cathy Roche, Denise Grogan, Lynn Flood, Jodi Somers, Jenny Carlyle, Jacqui Shapiro, Claire Callan, Tracy Brennan, Michael Howlin and Mag Lynch, ultimately raised €8,225 which they presented to WMHA last week.
Cathy Roche, chairperson of the Charity Committee at Equifax, said, 'The Wexford Mental Health Association is a charity that is close to the hearts of many Equifax colleagues, as a number of their families have received support from the organisation, so being able to do our bit to support them is something we're all delighted to be part of.
"Many thanks to all of the local businesses who donated prizes for our fundraising events throughout the year and especially to Equifax colleagues for all of their support in helping to achieve such an amazing total for an incredibly deserving charity,' said Ms Roche.
A spokesperson for WMHA said, 'We are so grateful to each and every one of you for your help in raising such a massive amount. The money raised will be used to help us promote positive mental health to the people of County Wexford.'