PwC, together with Localise, a youth development organisation, hosted a fundraising ‘Carnival’ with the students from local school, St Laurence O’Toole’s, Seville Place, Dublin 1. The event, which was held earlier this month, was in support of CanTeen, an organisation for young people with cancer. The success of the project, which was in no small part due to the students’ determination and hard work, was demonstrated by the generous donations received.
Speaking at the event, Rónán Murphy, Senior Partner, PwC said:
“We are delighted to support Localise and the students in this important fundraising initiative helping some of Ireland’s young people and their families impacted by cancer. The project is also at the heart of PwC’s Corporate Responsibility programme where our people work with the students in our local community to develop their skills of communication, teamwork and project management – really important skills in both business and in life.”
Derek Cleary, Director of Services, Localise, added:
“We can see how the students have benefited from the project, which gave them the experience of working with a business and using their project management skills. It is through working with local businesses such as PwC that communities can really grow and develop and this project showed the power of this collaboration.”
About Localise & PwC
PwC and Localise and the students from local school, St Laurence O’Toole’s, Seville Place, Dublin 1 have worked together for the past seven years. As part of this year’s programme a team of 10 volunteers from PwC has been working together with 20 children from the local school since February 2015. Together with Localise representatives, they have worked on designing a ‘Caring for the Community’ project. The aim of the Localise project is to develop the children’s skills and talents and to help them understand the importance of teamwork and how to plan, manage and implement a project.
Localise, Youth and Community Development organisation, has over 35 years of experience in community action and active citizenship.
CanTeen Ireland is a nationwide support group for young people who have or have had cancer. CanTeen was set up in 1990 by a group of health professionals. They are associated with the Irish Cancer Society, and throughout the year meet up 6-8 times and have 4-5 weekends away. Membership is open to people who have or have had cancer and are between the ages of 12 and 25. Members receive information packs and are able to attend meetings and weekends away. Members can also can bring a brother, sister or friend along with them to CanTeen activities.