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Tricel donate to Kerry cancer charity

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DONATION: Sarah McArdle from Tricel, pictured with staff, presented a cheque of €4,285 to Breda Dyland, Manager of Kerry Cancer Support Group on Thursday. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

 

By Francis Foley

 

Kerry Cancer Support Group were presented with a cheque worth €4,285 from Tricel Ireland on Thursday. The funds raised were the result of the varied efforts made by the company’s staff.

“We did all kinds of things towards the fundraising from holding BBQs, raffles, a Christmas jumper day, and even having a swear box,” said Sarah McArdle, Marketing Manager at Tricel said.

“There was a great team spirit this year for raising the money, and it was also fun to do at the same time.”

It is the 10th year that Tricel’s staff have raised funds for the benefit of local charities, as each year they choose a different one to support.

Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, was delighted with the amount collected.

“I’d like to thank all the people at Tricel for their brilliant work in raising the money needed, as it will go a long way towards the charity’s aim of getting a new bus.”

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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