Centra have teamed up with SEAI Better Energy Communities to donate €85,000 to charity
The majority of the money raised has gone to MS Ireland, the charity which works tirelessly to support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The charity received a donation of €73,584 from Centra and SEAI, which will go towards improving the energy efficiency of a number of their centres nationwide.
Three of MS Ireland’s premises, including the MS Care Centre Bushy Park, Northumberland Road in Dublin, and St Nessans Road in Limerick will now be able to perform a range of energy upgrades including boiler and heating improvements as well as lighting advancements.
Commenting on the donation, MS Ireland’s Ava Battles said: “We cannot help those affected by Multiple Sclerosis and their families on our own. It takes a caring and compassionate community working together to help improve the life of others.
Centra is very much part of that caring and compassionate community fighting MS. We’re very grateful for their commitment to working with MS Ireland around the country to ensure we have more funds and better premises to help those in need.”
This Centra initiative in association with SEAI is part of the energy provides incentive to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of homes, community buildings and businesses across the country.
Jim Gannon, chief executive with SEAI said: Our communities’ programmes seek to bring business and the community together, so that they can take control of their own transition to a cleaner energy future.
The impact of this Centra project is significant with several charities, community organisations and businesses benefiting as a result of the energy upgrades. We are proud of our association with it, and congratulate all involved.”
Centra invests more than €240m in local communities every year, equivalent to €4.5m per week through a combination of payments to local suppliers, acquisitions of local business services, wages, charitable donations and local sponsorships.
Our feature image shows Martin Howley, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Tom Cronin MS Ireland Director and Martin Kelleher, Managing Director Centra Ireland pictured celebrating the success of the Centra SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme.