SONICA SELECTS ST. MICHAEL’S HOUSE, SKERRIES AS ITS CHARITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Sonica has announced St. Michael’s House, Skerries, as its charity partner of the year. The charity partnership will see students and teachers at the special education school benefit from support by Sonica through fundraising and awareness raising for the charity as well as access to Sonica’s local headquarters, First Landings and its state of the art 125-seater auditorium, EMPIRE.
As part of its corporate responsibility programme, over 60 of Sonica’s employees were tasked with nominating their charity partner of the year. St. Michael’s House was selected given its significance in the community and the importance of supporting young people with complex needs.
Donnacha Neary, MD of Sonica, said: “Since our establishment in 2013, we’ve always sought to support our local communities and this new partnership allows us to extend our support to a cause and organisation right on our doorstep. Our employees are deeply committed to giving back and given the last 12 months, are keener than ever make a difference in our community.
“With that in mind, we are thrilled to have St. Michael’s House as our charity partner this year. It is a cause close to our hearts and we’re excited to start supporting in ways that will directly help the students and teachers at this fantastic school, and to welcome them to our new home in Skerries, First Landings.”
St. Michael’s House is a Special National School in Skerries and is one of 125 Department of Education Special Schools in the country. In addition, St. Michael’s House is the patron for six special schools in the Dublin area. Karen Byrne, Principal at St. Michael’s House, said: “I am humbled and greatly appreciative that Sonica has chosen us out of so many worthy charities and causes in the Skerries community. We look forward to building a positive and wonderful partnership with the staff in Sonica. The staff, students, parents, and the Board of Management are grateful for this amazing opportunity.”
In addition to the charity of the year initiative, Sonica recently raised funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of their Employee Awards Ceremony. The company has also taken part annually in the Dragon at the Docks property industry fundraising event, held at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin.
Sonica will formally open First Landings in Skerries later this year. The collaborative space is a high spec ‘land and expand’ destination and hub from home with access to a range of technological amenities such as a 125-seater auditorium, EMPIRE, with one of the largest LED screens in the country available for hire for businesses and the community for virtual and live events.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine