Q1 Scientific spreads festive cheer with donations at Christmas

As Christmas approaches, it is a time for reflection, gratitude and giving back. Q1 Scientific has embraced this spirit by expressing heartfelt thanks to our valued customers through donations to the WLR Christmas Appeal for St. Vincent De Paul, Waterford Special Olympics Club and New Ross SPCA. These are three wonderful organisations that make a positive difference in the lives of many.

This time of year is a reminder of the joy that comes from giving, the happiness that spreads through acts of kindness, and the hope that is ignited when we come together for a common good. Through our contributions, we aim to not only thank our customers but also to inspire a ripple effect of generosity and compassion.

Continue reading as we delve deeper into the stories of these three organisations and the incredible difference they make.

The WLR Christmas Appeal for St. Vincent De Paul

The WLR Christmas Appeal for St. Vincent De Paul (SVP) is a beacon of hope and support for those in need during the festive season. The mission of St. Vincent De Paul is to fight poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. The SVP efforts are particularly poignant during the Christmas period, a time when the spirit of giving and community support is most needed.

During the festive season, the WLR Christmas Appeal plays a crucial role in raising funds to help the SVP carry out its mission. The most vulnerable in Waterford receive assistance with ongoing day-to-day costs, including education, household food, and fuel bills, from the funds raised. Additionally, the appeal supports breakfast clubs in schools, ensuring that children start their day with a nutritious meal.

The impact of the donations on the local community is profound. Last year, the WLR Christmas Appeal raised in excess of €120,000, which went a long way in providing much-needed support to individuals and families struggling with the financial pressures that often come with the Christmas season. The generosity of donors like Q1 Scientific also enables the SVP to continue offering vital services such as debt advice, violence support, loneliness alleviation, and bereavement counselling.

The WLR Christmas Appeal embodies the true spirit of Christmas by bringing together the community in a collective effort to support those who face hardship. It is through these acts of kindness and generosity that Christmas becomes a time of joy and hope for everyone, regardless of their circumstances. The donations from Q1 Scientific not only contribute to this noble cause but also reinforce the message that together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of many.

Supporting Waterford Special Olympics Club

Q1 Scientific donates to the Waterford Special Olympics Club
In a moment of shared pride and commitment, the Q1 Scientific team is pictured presenting a cheque to the Waterford Special Olympics Club

The Waterford Special Olympics Club plays a pivotal role in empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities, providing them with opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy through participation in sports. Established in 1989, the club has grown to offer a wide range of sports, allowing athletes to train and compete in an inclusive and supportive environment.

The club’s mission is to provide athletes with intellectual disabilities with the chance to become active members of their communities through sports. With the motto “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” the club emphasizes the importance of courage, determination, and the spirit of competition.

Donations to the Waterford Special Olympics Club are instrumental in sustaining and expanding the club’s activities. The contribution from Q1 Scientific will assist in providing essential training, competitions, and development programs for the athletes.

Through this support, Q1 Scientific not only contributes to the athletic and personal growth of these remarkable individuals but also reinforces the message that everyone deserves the chance to excel and be recognised for their achievements. The donation is a testament to the shared belief in the power of sports to unite, inspire, and empower.

New Ross SPCA: aiding animals in need

The New Ross Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (New Ross SPCA) is a compassionate organisation dedicated to animal welfare. Run on a voluntary basis, the New Ross SPCA is committed to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing animals in need. Their work is a testament to the kindness and dedication of those who believe that every animal deserves a chance of a better life.

The contribution from Q1 Scientific will significantly aid the New Ross SPCA in its noble efforts. These funds will support the rescue operations that save animals from distressing situations, provide medical care and rehabilitation for injured or abused animals, and help in the re-homing process to find loving families for these animals. The donation will also help maintain the facilities and supplies needed to care for the animals until they are ready for adoption.

Tina Flynn
Tina Flynn, Stability & Operations Technician at Q1 Scientific

Tina Flynn, a Stability and Operations Technician at Q1 Scientific who volunteers at the New Ross SPCA, strengthens the connection between Q1 Scientific and New Ross SPCA even more. Tina’s dedication to animal welfare through volunteer work reflects the core values of Q1 Scientific, where making a positive impact extends beyond the workplace and into the broader community.

With this donation, Q1 Scientific not only supports the vital work of the New Ross SPCA but also encourages others to consider how they can contribute to the welfare of animals. It is a reflection of Q1 Scientific’s commitment to making a positive impact in the community and the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Thanking our customers

With the crisp winter air filling our senses and the festive lights beginning to twinkle, we at Q1 Scientific find ourselves reflecting on the year that has passed—a year filled with growth, challenges and, most importantly, the unwavering support of our customers.

We want to take this moment to extend our sincerest thanks to you, our customers. As a token of our appreciation, and to embody the true spirit of Christmas, we have chosen to spread joy and cheer beyond the confines of our business.

How you can also spread some festive cheer

Let us all celebrate this festive season by making it a little brighter for those around us. To support these three wonderful organisations visit:

WLR Christmas Appeal for St Vincent de Paul

Waterford Special Olympics Club

New Ross SPCA

It’s a wonderful way to end the year on a high note, knowing that together, we can make a difference in the lives of many.