B elfast headquartered Tech company Neueda has raised an impressive £28,300 for Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland (Habitat NI) ahead of a volunteering trip its staff will make to Malawi for the charity in September.
As part of a major fundraising drive, Neueda recently hosted a Golf Day at Dunmurry Golf Club for its customers and partners, collecting donations of £5,375. This amount is added to funds already raised through a variety of initiatives including Neueda’s annual gala dinner, Christmas party and employee away day. Neueda’s Head of People and Culture, Lisa Sweeney also recently competed in the Ironman 70.3 Majorca, raising a further £3,300 for the cause.
All monies will go towards Habitat NI’s work in Malawi, supporting orphaned and vulnerable children, building homes, facilitating training on HIV and malaria prevention.
A team of 11 Neueda employees are heading out to help Habitat NI build houses in Malawi in September and witness first-hand the impact of the charity’s work.
Steven Creighton, CFO at Neueda said: “We are extremely proud of the efforts made by our staff and the generosity of our friends, customers and supporters in helping Neueda raise funds for Habitat NI. This is the second team we have sent out with Habitat for Humanity NI, meaning we have raised over £50,000 between 2016 and 2018.
"Habitat NI has been dedicated to improving the living conditions of Malawian families in need for decades and it is a privilege to support their work.
“These fundraising activities have proven to be a very positive aspect of workplace life and the Malawi trip in September will undoubtedly be a rewarding experience for all involved. Working alongside the families to help them build their homes is an unforgettable experience for the team members and transforms the lives of the families.”
Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat NI said: “We are delighted that Neueda has been so proactive in its fundraising efforts as their staff team prepare to travel to Malawi, this support will make a huge difference.
Habitat provides companies, like Neueda an opportunity to build their teams as they engage directly in grass roots community development and make a positive, lasting difference to communities in need both at home and around the world.”