One of Northern Ireland’s largest private sector employers has rounded off a year of celebration marking two decades of commitment to Derry.
During 2013, Seagate marked its first twenty years at Springtown with a programme of celebrations, which included a Charity Dinner supported by the company’s suppliers that raised more than £88,000 for NSPCC Foyle and Foyle Hospice; a weekend of Seagate employee Family Fun Days at the Venue; and a children’s art competition involving local schools.
Throughout the year of celebration, Seagate employees were also encouraged to nominate charities close to their hearts, giving them the opportunity to be included in a monthly charity draw.
Each month since March 2013—the month in which construction of the Seagate facility began back in 1993—two charities have been randomly selected from the nominations to receive a £1,000 share of a £20,000 sum, set aside by the company to recognise the vital services that these organisations provide in the local community.
Recipient charities of Seagate’s £20,000 fund:
• Sonas
• Jack & Jill Community Group
• Foyle Women’s Aid
• Foyle Down Syndrome Trust
• Donegal Down Syndrome
• Action on Hearing Loss
• Aurora Counselling
• Derry Search Youth Group
• Foyle Search and Rescue
• Little Orchids
• Shine
• Marie Curie Cancer Care
• Motor Neurone Disease N Ireland
• Dove House Community Trust
• STEPS, Derry (Stress, Time, Education, Progress, Support – provides support with mental health issues)
• Praxis Care
• The Boom Foundation
• Teenage Kickz
• Parkinsons UK Foyle Branch
• STEPS, Draperstown (Suicide, Talking, Education, Prevention, Support  - tackles issues related to suicide and mental health).

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