Limerick business helping school to have fun and get fit with equipment donation

Maria Flannery

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Maria Flannery

Some of the children enjoying the new equipment at Red Hill school, supplied by AMCS group Picture: Michael Cowhey

Some of the children enjoying the new equipment at Red Hill school, supplied by AMCS group Picture: Michael Cowhey

A CRECORA-based company has partnered with Red Hill School in Patrickswell to donate some outdoor exercise equipment.

And the equipment is already being enjoyed by children at the specialist school, which caters to pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

AMCS, a supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and material resources industries, is headquartered in Fanningstown Crecora, but has offices located across Europe, North America and Australasia.

They partnered up with the local school as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.

Employees fundraised by holding a bake and produce sale at their office in Limerick, and also held a music night with Brigadoon at the Locke bar. All funds raised were then generously matched by the company.

Outdoor exercise equipment was then purchased and installed at the school.

“The outdoor exercise equipment promotes social interaction while the students gain the benefits of exercise and fresh air. The students are delighted with the equipment. Red Hill are extremely grateful to AMCS and its employees for affiliating with us on this project,” said principal Elaine Benson Ryan.

Clodagh Murray, AMCS CSR co-ordinator said: “It is fantastic to be part of AMCS, where employees go the extra mile to give back to the local community in Limerick. It’s marvellous to see how AMCS can benefit Red Hill students in their daily lives.”

Earlier in 2017, the company also contributed to Dόchas centre for autism in Limerick by decorating rooms and providing audio/visual equipment for users of facility.

For 2018, AMCS have chosen mental health as the area of focus for Corporate Social Responsibility.