Over €108,000 has been raised for Irish Autism Action by Nestlé’s employees in Ireland since their partnership began in 2014. 700 employees from both Nestlé Ireland in Dublin and Nestlé's Wyeth Nutrition plant in Askeaton, Co. Limerick raised €108,277 which provides almost 4,000 hours of support for vital autism services across the country.
At the announcement, Kevin Whelan, Chief Executive, Irish Autism Action said that the company and its staff have played a vital role as Irish Autism Action doesn’t get state funding for the services it provides. The IAA states that one in every hundred people in Ireland is affected by autism and its services bring early intervention and practical educational support to children with autism and their families.
Since the beginning of the partnership, the staff across both sites have engaged in a number of fundraising activities to reach their target including marathons, fun walks, cinema pre-screenings, mountain climbs, golf classics, cycles, quiz nights, Santa days and bake-offs.