Thermo Fisher Scientific set to donate €56,000 worth of IT Equipment to Cork groups
The generous donation is part of their Making a Difference initiative, and the donations will go to the Carrigaline Family Support Centre, Coláiste Muire in Crosshaven, Barnardos and Ashbourne House Direct Provision Centre in Glounthaune.
Local community Gardaí are going to be on hand to assist with the delivery.
25 desktops are being donated to the Carrigaline Family Support Centre.
Speaking of the donation, Chris O’Brien, manager of the Carrigaline Family Support Centre said:
“These computers will allow us to better deliver IT classes for older people and expand our public Coder Dojo programme, as well as giving a resource for locals who may need computer access for CVs, job applications or printing. We are incredibly grateful to Thermo Fisher Scientific and look forward to putting these computers to good use.”
Pat Rigney, Thermo Fisher Scientific IT Manager, is delighted to be able to help the Cork groups:
“At Thermo Fisher Scientific, we are committed to giving back to the community around us. These four groups provide essential services to children and their families, and we hope that this IT equipment will help them to upgrade and advance what they can offer.
Working and living in the Lower Harbour area, we have seen just how important the Carrigaline Family Support Centre is to the wellbeing of the community. We are committed to building the next generation of STEM leaders and we hope that these donations will help to open up those paths for young people right in the heart of our local community. We look forward to seeing how all four groups put this equipment into action and will be delighted to see the impact they have.”