A team of volunteers from leading Japanese ICT company Fujitsu donned their runners and took to Victoria Park to raise much needed funds for leading children’s charity Action for Children.
As part of a UK wide challenge the Fujitsu ‘5K My Way’ Challenge saw staff from the company’s Belfast and Derry/Londonderry offices join over 700 colleagues from across the country to walk or run a 5 or 10 kilometre route around Londonderry/Derry’s historic Timber Quay and Belfast’s Victoria Park. The fundraising initiative raised over £8,000 in NI for the company’s official charity partner.
Greg McDaid, Client Managing Director Fujitsu UK and Ireland, commented: “Fujitsu is delighted to support Action for Children and the important work they carry out in Northern Ireland. It was great to see so many of our staff come together with so many colleagues across the rest of the UK to back this fantastic cause. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience for our organisation and we are already looking forward to next year’s event when no doubt we’ll be out again in force!”
Mary O’Hagan, said: “This year, Action for Children Northern Ireland is celebrating 15 years of supporting those who need it most. We work in partnership with Health and Social Care Trusts and other agencies to help more than 6,000 of Northern Ireland’s most vulnerable children fulfil their potential. We are very grateful to the Fujitsu team for once again stepping up to help us continue our work. The money raised will have a hugely positive impact on children and families across the country.”
As part of their services, Action for Children have delivered a Northern Ireland Regional Fostering Service since 2007, which has provided safe, loving homes to children and young people who are no longer able to live with their birth families. They also provide support to children and young people who care for a parent or family member.