Walking Challenge 2021 raises vital funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation

Walking Challenge 2021 raises vital funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation

Huge congratulations to our team in Ireland who have raised important funds for the Irish Hospice Foundation.

During February and March, 96 Enva employees formed teams to take on our challenge to walk, run or jog the virtual coast of Ireland…3,700km in 35 days. 

Through bleak winter weather, dark evenings and lockdown restrictions, team spirit and friendly competition prevailed to complete 18,815km, just under SIX times around the coast of Ireland. 

Encouraged by colleagues, friends and family, funds were raised by our challenge teams and matched by Enva. Erin Hooban, Ireland HR Manager was delighted to virtually present a cheque for €1,602 to Mireya Gines from the Irish Hospice Foundation at our staff Lunch and Learn online presentation last week. 

Mireya explained that "The funds raised will go directly to supporting vital services such as Nurses for Night Care service and our Bereavement Support Line which are free services. The donation is greatly received, especially when events for fundraising have been constrained by COVID.  90% of the funding to run our essential services comes from fundraising.”

This was a fantastic team event and it was great to see colleagues from different parts of the business getting to know each other virtually and working together.  Congratulations to our winning team ‘Walk the Line’ with team members Colette Moloney, Una Cashman, Anneka Harvey, Shayle Briscoe and Orla Dalton.

Well done to all the walkers, runners and supporters for their participation. A special thank you to Erin Hooban and Ciara Thorpe-Mulhern in HR for initiating and organising this uplifting team event. Aware of the impact on wellbeing from Covid-19 restrictions, Erin and Ciara set out to encourage the team to get out in the fresh air and be active (within the government guidelines!) whilst also supporting a worthy cause. They certainly delivered. 

Our team members took lots of pictures along the way documenting their journey and we’ve compiled these in a short video to celebrate the event and share views of the stunning Irish landscape. Link here

The Irish Hospice Foundation is a charity in Ireland, providing care and support for people facing end of life or bereavement, and those who care for them. The Bereavement Support Line is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1pm on phone 1800 80 70 77.

If you wish to make a donation to the Irish Hospice Foundation (Registered Charity Number 20013554) you can do so by clicking the link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Enva