We have supported another three employee projects as part of Selecta in the Community; Scott Mulligan, Our Lady's Hospice and Southampton Mencap.<<
We are proud to support our local community, especially projects which are close to our employee's hearts.
We supported Ronnie Mulligan, Relief Merchandiser for Selecta (North West), whose son Scott suffered a serious head injury and is currently undergoing rehabilitation. Based in Tameside, Greater Manchester, Scott is making slow but steady progress in building up his strength after the injury.
Ronnie is committed to his son’s rehabilitation, trying to make Scott’s life more bearable by investing in comforts and equipment to help make contact with other people easier. Selecta’s donation will go towards portable ramps, which will enable Scott to visit friends and family whose property is not otherwise wheelchair friendly, allowing him to leave the house more often and enjoy a more varied lifestyle.
Our Lady's Hospice
Gemma Keogh, Operations Assistant for Selecta Dublin, is affiliated with Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross, Dublin, through two family members who are currently being cared for by the facility.
The hospice is one of two facilities that together form Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, a charity which provides specialist care for people with a range of needs, from rehabilitation to end of life care, as well as support and assistance for their families.
As a not-for-profit organisation, Our Lady’s Hospice relies on funding and donations to continue their work. Selecta’s donation will help the charity continue to provide the vital support and services to their patients.
Supporting both children and adults with learning disabilities, Southampton Mencap provides a range of services which offer opportunities for inclusion and socialisation and enable families, parents and carers to benefit from short breaks from their caring responsibilities.
Chris Pearce, Selecta’s Marketing Communications Manager, is connected to the charity through his brother, Robert, who has been a service user of Southampton Mencap for 18 years. Robert has an undiagnosed mental disability which means that at 22 years old he is unable to speak and has a mental age of 6. He needs 24-hour supervision as he cannot look after himself independently.
Selecta’s donation will enable a group of young people with support to attend the pantomime Treasure Island at Southampton’s Nuffield Theatre later this year, providing a fun evening out for the children while giving their parents a short break from caring responsibilities.
As part of Our Sustainable Approach we are supportive of community initiatives, both locally and globally, and also support activity undertaken by our supply chain.
Find out about other Selecta in the Community projects we have supported.