The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award. At The Taxback Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our remit. In each of the communities in which our offices are based, we strive to make a difference. We […]

01 Nov 2017

The Taxback Group sponsors Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle!

The Taxback Group is honoured to officially announce our sponsorship of this year’s Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle. The Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle asks people to get on their bike on Saturday September 16th for this picturesque and energetic 100km or 66km trip across the county, with all proceeds going to the provision of […]

25 Aug 2017

Charity begins at home – The Taxback Group and World Parkinson’s Day

This year, The Taxback Group opened up its Corporate Social Responsibility Program entirely to our staff. Back in January, we asked our staff for suggestions on which causes they wanted to support, and what causes were close to their heart. These suggestions have been used to build our calendar for the year, with each quarter […]

10 Apr 2017

The Taxback Group supports Temple Street Pet Therapy!

We are delighted to support Temple Street’s Pet Therapy programme for another year! For the past 4 years, The Taxback Group has funded this initiative in Temple Street Childrens Hospital, which brings a couple of comforting canines in to visit the children every Thursday morning. This Thursday, we were luckily able see where out donation goes, as […]

10 Feb 2017

The Taxback Group supports Team Hope’s Shoebox Appeal!

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit, than getting involved in Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2016! Every year, Team Hope launch their Shoebox Appeal, with the aim of gathering gifts and supplies for children and families in some of the world’s most impoverished areas. With many of these families across Eastern Europe […]

23 Nov 2016

Charity Penalty Shootout for Enable Ireland

Inspired by the terrific atmosphere of Euro 2016, one of our staff members, Edel O’ Gorman, suggested organising our very own Charity Penalty Shootout to have some fun while raising funds for a terrific cause. The idea was simple; invite teams from local businesses to enter a Penalty Shootout competition, in aid of a local […]

08 Sep 2016

Foroige Youth Cafe Makeover

Foróige is Ireland’s leading youth organisation, helping over 50,000 young people in over 600 youth centres around the country to shape the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities in a fun environment. Foróige’s local Youth Café in Kilkenny, Ireland recently received a makeover from the local club members, who showcased their […]

08 Sep 2016

The Taxback Group CSR program shortlisted for Kilkenny Award!

Taxback Group CSR

The Taxback Group are delighted to announce that their global Corporate Social Responsibility Program has been shortlisted for a Kilkenny Chamber Business Award.

At The Taxback Group, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital part of our remit. In each of the communities in which our offices are based, we strive to make a difference. We have a global team of CSR champions who work on fundraising and teambuilding activities to help local charities. This year our program has helped over 30 charities across the world, from our Irish and Bulgarian offices to as far as our offices in USA, Peru and Australia.

Eoin Lyons, chairman of The Taxback Group CSR Committee, said that ‘this is a huge achievement for myself, my fellow committee members Marcie Green and Olivia Sexton, our global CSR Champions, and every single staff member across our global offices. Giving back to our local communities is something which is hugely important across our group, and we’re delighted to recognise the efforts of everyone here in creating something to be proud of.’

The Chamber Awards adjudication panel examined over 150 applications and shortlisted 3 finalists in each respective category. Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce CEO, John Hurley said that he was ‘delighted that so many diverse local businesses have engaged with the Kilkenny Business Awards this year. The standard of application was particularly high and an exceptional group of finalists have been shortlisted.’

The winners of each category will be chosen and announced at the Gala Awards Night taking place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel on Saturday 25th November – visit www.kilkennychamber.ie for more information.

The Taxback Group sponsors Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle!

The Taxback Group sponsors Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle!

The Taxback Group is honoured to officially announce our sponsorship of this year’s Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle.

The Jack & Jill Kilkenny Cycle asks people to get on their bike on Saturday September 16th for this picturesque and energetic 100km or 66km trip across the county, with all proceeds going to the provision of home nursing respite care and support to sick children locally and nationally.

As long-term supporters of the charity, The Taxback Group today presented CEO of Jack & Jill, Hugo Jellett, with a cheque for €10,000 to sponsor this terrific family event, and to provide additional funds to the many families the charity helps each and every day.

Pictured (L-R) Brendan Ahearne and Claire McBride (Taxback Group), Hugo Jellett (CEO of Jack & Jill), Joanne Doyle (Jack & Jill Nurse), Jackie Tyrell (Kilkenny Hurling Star), and Eoin Lyons (The Taxback Group).

“The Jack & Jill Foundation is a charity very close to our hearts here at The Taxback Group, and we hope that their Kilkenny Cycle this year is bigger and better than ever before” said Eoin Lyons, Chairman of the Charity Committee at The Taxback Group. “The service they provide is heartwarming, and we wish them continued success.”

Registration is now open on www.jackandjill.ie for  this professionally organised, fully insured and Cycling Ireland approved cycle. The cycle starts and finishes at O’Loughlin Gaels GAA Club, Hebron Road, Kilkenny with refreshment en route and hot food served at the finish line.  There are also a limited number of cycling jerseys available to purchase online for €20.

Launching the cycle Hugo Jellett, CEO of Jack & Jill thanked the Taxback Group for their support and accepted the cheque for €10,000 saying:

“The Taxback Group are an active member of the Jack & Jill extended family and help us raise awareness and funds through initiatives like the Kilkenny Cycle.   This year’s cycle coincides with Jack & Jill’s 20th Anniversary and the charity has supported 2,300 families over the years, including 47 families in Kilkenny and 36 families in Carlow through a vital service that operates 365 days a year, with no waiting list and no means test.  Just pure and simple support for families who need it. Good luck to everyone and thank you for your continued support!”

Charity begins at home – The Taxback Group and World Parkinson’s Day

Taxback Group & World Parkinsons Day

This year, The Taxback Group opened up its Corporate Social Responsibility Program entirely to our staff. Back in January, we asked our staff for suggestions on which causes they wanted to support, and what causes were close to their heart. These suggestions have been used to build our calendar for the year, with each quarter taking a different theme. Over the next three months, The Taxback Group will be devoting itself to the elderly and unwell. The first beneficiary? The Parkinson’s Association of Ireland.

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Parkinson’s Association, a charity committed to providing support, information, and a listening ear for anyone affected by the condition. With almost 20 volunteer-staffed branches around Ireland, the work and support they provide is quite simply incredible.

Two of our friends and colleagues, John Murphy and Éanna Brady, know first-hand the valued service provided by this charity. With both of their fathers living with Parkinson’s, John and Éanna were always keen to support this charity. So they came to us, to give back with Taxback.

As the email from our CSR team went out to our staff, requesting suggestions for causes they want to support for 2017, the response was incredible. One of our very first respondents was Éanna Brady. This charity is very close to Éanna’s heart, as although his father continues to play golf and is quite mobile, the level of support needed continues to grow. Éanna also highlighted to us, the fact that Parkinson’s Association do not receive any state funding.

John Murphy’s request on the other hand, came in through a slightly more arduous process for John, as he won our Operation Transformation competition here in the offices, to win a donation to a charity of his choice from our CSR Team. Much like Éanna, John relished to opportunity to provide additional support to his father. And again, our team here were honoured to help.

John presenting a cheque at the Parkinson's Association Tipperary Branch AGM.

John presenting a cheque at the Parkinson’s Association Tipperary Branch AGM.

The result? Two donations have recently been made to the Parkinson’s Association from all of us here at The Taxback Group, adding to the 10 other charity donations we have already made this year. The funds provided will go toward supporting the continued heartwarming work the Association provides each and every day.

We are absolutely honoured to celebrate this year’s World Parkinson’s Day with this quick insight in to the values of our company and our staff. We wish all of you who are affected by this disease, continued strength and positivity. And we thank you John and Éanna for helping us support an astounding cause.

#UniteForParkinsons

 

 

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The Taxback Group supports Temple Street Pet Therapy!

Taxback Group supports Pet Therapy

We are delighted to support Temple Street’s Pet Therapy programme for another year!

For the past 4 years, The Taxback Group has funded this initiative in Temple Street Childrens Hospital, which brings a couple of comforting canines in to visit the children every Thursday morning.

This Thursday, we were luckily able see where out donation goes, as we visited Temple Street Hospital to see Pet Therapy in action!

Aside from the obvious benefits of general mood-lifting which comes from spending time with friendly puppies, these visits also aid the children’s physical therapy, pain management, and reduce their natural anxiety. From watching this take place, there is a very tangible sense of raw happiness and a very positive connection between the children and dogs.

Buster, the miniature schnauzer, had everyone’s attention from the second he appeared. Even though Buster was more cute and friendly than you could even imagine, it was brilliant to see the positive aura following him around, brightening up every ward we brought him in to.

As a dog lover myself, it was heartwarming to see the faces of the children light up thanks to these cuddly canines, and very humbling to see how something so simple in context can have such a huge effect.

Thank you so much to Temple Street Children’s hospital for allowing us be a part of this, it is something we are truly honoured to support. And of course, thanks to Peata for providing the dogs, who without, none of this would be possible!

 

This yearly initiative is the first of many CSR activities for The Taxback Group this year, and celebrates the launch of our €50,000 charity program for 2017. Now in its 10th year, The Taxback Group CSR programme provides art, music and sports activities for children all over the world. The Taxback Group has supported over 300 initiatives since inception of its CSR programme.

 

 

The Taxback Group supports Team Hope’s Shoebox Appeal!

Taxback Group's Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit, than getting involved in Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2016!

Every year, Team Hope launch their Shoebox Appeal, with the aim of gathering gifts and supplies for children and families in some of the world’s most impoverished areas. With many of these families across Eastern Europe and Africa living on less than €1 a day, these gifts go a long way to bringing happiness, warmth, and hope to those who need it most.

Inspired by the work of Team Hope, The Taxback Group staff in our Kilkenny HQ and Dublin office, pulled out all the stops to support this incredible appeal. 6 crates of presents, 5 employees, and 1 packed jeep all traveled to the Team Hope drop-off centres last Friday to pass on our contribution to this appeal.

We were greeted by a small army of volunteers of all ages, who were delighted to be adding another batch of shoeboxes to the thousands that had already been collected. It was truly humbling to be part of such an incredible initiative, fueled by an overwhelming display of Christmas spirit.

We wish the best of luck to Team Hope in their continued efforts, and we are already looking forward to taking part in this appeal in 2017!

 

To learn more about The Taxback Group’s social responsibility, keep an eye out for further news here on our blog, on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or simply visit our website here.

Charity Penalty Shootout for Enable Ireland

Enable Ireland Penalty Shooutout

Inspired by the terrific atmosphere of Euro 2016, one of our staff members, Edel O’ Gorman, suggested organising our very own Charity Penalty Shootout to have some fun while raising funds for a terrific cause. The idea was simple; invite teams from local businesses to enter a Penalty Shootout competition, in aid of a local charity.

On Friday the 8th of July, The Taxback Group held the 4Good4Glory Penalty Shootout in aid of Enable Ireland. 10 teams from various neighbouring businesses took part, resulting in 100 people playing while many more watched the action. Even our local Mayor, Patrick O’ Neill, couldn’t help but get involved! The teams from The Taxback Group, Bank of Ireland, State Street and AIB truly embraced the atmosphere of the event, which was boosted by the beautiful weather on the day too.

Mary Kenny of Enable Ireland said “We were delighted when The Taxback Group came to us with this idea and with the other companies in the business park on board. We have a strong relationship with The Taxback Group for the last few years and are delighted they’ve chosen our charity to benefit from this event.”

With prizes for the winners, a chance to network for the businesses, and a great amount of money raised for Enable Ireland, everyone in attendance left with a smile on their face. It was an honour to be behind this outstanding event, one which may be the start of something special!

 

Foroige Youth Cafe Makeover

Foróige is Ireland’s leading youth organisation, helping over 50,000 young people in over 600 youth centres around the country to shape the world around them while developing their talents, skills and abilities in a fun environment.

Foróige’s local Youth Café in Kilkenny, Ireland recently received a makeover from the local club members, who showcased their painting skills to give the café a colourful boost. The Taxback Group was delighted to donate €800 to this cause, as part of our continued support. These funds went towards paint and materials which the kids and staff put to terrific use.

We recently visited the centre, and judging by the pictures and art that we were shown, they may have some budding artists in their club! It was also great to see how all the kids share a common interest in sport. As someone who found sport as a great developmental tool in my teenage years, it was great to see this still being promoted to these kids.
Looking forward to our next visit!