enet staff donate to children living in direct provision centres

Press release
02nd Jun 2016

enet are passionate about our commitment to community involvement and supporting charitable causes in the locations where we work and live. Moreover, enet employees have a long tradition of community engagement having previously supported the likes of Down Syndrome Ireland and Pieta House; and this year was no different, when enet staff members raised vital funds for children living in direct provision centres in Limerick. 

Staff organised coffee mornings with bake sales throughout the Limerick and Dublin offices to raise funds and awareness of the circumstances of the children who are currently living in direct provision centres. The money raised supported the youngsters in a week-long fun filled project giving them an opportunity to take part in extra curriculum activities, to learn new skills and make new friends.  

enet CEO, Conal Henry said, “enet staff contribute to and volunteer in so many ways to support great causes in the community. This particular charity is close to some of our staff members and enet are delighted to be able to support it by matching the funds raised by staff.” Henry went on to say, “The enet staff enjoy getting involved in the local community and I hope our continued support will make a difference”. 

‘Direct Provision’ is a means of meeting the basic needs of food and shelter for asylum seekers directly while their claims for refugee status are being processed. The funding will help the facilities, where asylum seekers and refugees are housed after fleeing persecution, war or natural disasters.