Pictured (L-R): Mary Gamble, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Barnardos Ireland; Richard O’Brien, Co-Lead of Dell Technologies Cherrywood Community; Judy O’Toole, Co-Lead of Dell Technologies Cherrywood Community; Denis Lucey, Vice President EMEA Infrastructure Support Services and Cherrywood Site Leader, Dell Technologies Ireland. Pic: Naoise Culhane Photography
Two-year extension will see Dell Technologies in Ireland expand reach of Code Work Club network. Partnership to date has helped to provide 25,000 hours of family support & 600,000 meals to vulnerable children.
Barnardos has today announced that that Dell Technologies has committed to extending its current five-year partnership with the children’s charity as it works to support the most vulnerable in communities across Ireland.
Since 2017, the Dell teams in Dublin, Cork and Limerick have volunteered their time to support the organisation’s core work including sharing expertise for an organisation-wide digital audit, supporting the shift to virtual and hybrid working and supporting social media monitoring for major campaigns.
The strategic partnership between Barnardos and Dell in Ireland has resulted in vulnerable children and families receiving 25,000 hours of family support, 600,000 meals, and 1,800 children gaining a place on Barnardos Early Years services. Dell team members raised an additional €130,000 in vital funds and increased awareness of the work of Barnardos, through new virtual fundraising initiatives in the past two years.
Over the next two years, Barnardos and Dell will provide additional training, social media support and the volunteering of time to the children’s charity. The two organisations will join forces to create new on-demand coding curriculum so that children accessing Barnardos services across the country can develop their digital skills.
Commenting on the announcement, Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos CEO said: “It’s been an incredible five years of partnership between Barnardos and Dell Technologies with transformational impact that will help make a real difference to the vulnerable children and families we work with, because childhood lasts a lifetime.”
Denis Lucey, Vice-President of EMEA Infrastructure Support Service and Site Leader, Dell Technologies Dublin said: “We are committed to supporting the communities we serve and our partnership with Barnardos is central to that promise”