Every August Letterkenny-based employer, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), encourages the spirit of volunteerism from all employees across the globe.
The initiative, known throughout the company as ‘Sadhana Samarpan’ can be roughly translated from Hindi as ‘Giving Back’ in English or ‘Ag tabhairt ar ais’ in the Irish language.
To this end, TCS Letterkenny are facilitating Volunteer Projects during August and have several community projects planned across the county ranging from environmental and health inspired initiatives through to educational support activities.
Tomorrow (Saturday) TCS employee Naomi Fisher is hosting a Walk in the Park in aid of ACT for Meningitis.
The walk will take place from 10am to 12pm starting from the Letterkenny Town Park entrance.
It is a family event, and all are welcome.
ACT for Meningitis aims to raise awareness and educate society about the signs and symptoms of meningitis.
It offers free support services in Ireland to those affected by the disease and is tailored to the needs of the individual/family to find the most appropriate and beneficial service for them.
The charity’s vision is to see an Ireland where lives are no longer lost to Meningitis and that through support, no one faces the Meningitis Journey alone.
A collection for ACT Meningitis will be held on the day of the walk on Saturday, 20 August.
You can also donate via the website https://actformeningitis.ie/ or Text “ACT” to 50300 to donate €4.
Other TCS volunteering events taking place during the course of the month of August include a community litter pick up in association with Muff GAA on 26th– 28th, a month-long donation drive for Saint Vincent De Paul and a beach clean-up in Rathmullan on Tuesday 23.
Other events include the 1,000 trees planting initiative, representing every employee working for TCS in Letterkenny, climbing Errigal and community clean-ups in Termon and Letterkenny, again, led by particular TCS volunteers.