Credit Union con­tin­ues its part­ner­ship with Hope and Dream 10


New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

EN­NIS­COR­THY Credit Union is de­lighted to an­nounce that it has part­nered with Hope and Dream 10 for a fifth con­sec­u­tive year as one of its pri­mary spon­sors for the 2019 event.

Hope and Dream 10 has be­come the big­gest event of its kind in the South East, 2018’s event was big­ger than ever with 2,259 par­tic­i­pants. An amaz­ing €145,120 was raised last year and since 2012 an amaz­ing €974,033 has been raised. This money has made a huge dif­fer­ence to the qual­ity of life for many peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing can­cer county-wide.

One of the cor­ner­stones on which the credit union is built are a set of 10 op­er­at­ing prin­ci­ples in­clud­ing Open and Vol­un­tary mem­ber­ship, Re­turn of Sur­plus to Mem­bers, ser­vice to Mem­bers etc.

One of the lesser known of these prin­ci­ples is So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity. En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union has em­barked on this spon­sor­ship as part of its com­mu­nity outreach and so­cial en­gage­ment within our com­mon bond/com­mu­nity.

For the most part so­cial en­gage­ment within the credit union is seen and ex­er­cised through fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion or maybe coun­ter­ing fi­nan­cial ex­clu­sion, and fi­nan­cial ca­pa­bil­ity sup­port. Pro­vid­ing suit­able prod­ucts and ser­vices such as small loans and low bal­ance sav­ings en­cour­ages thrifti­ness in the com­mu­nity.

We, like all credit unions, ex­ist to serve our mem­bers, not to make a profit. Ev­ery mem­ber counts. This ‘peo­ple first – mem­bers mat­ter most’ phi­los­o­phy en­sures that our staff and vol­un­teers are com­mit­ted to our lo­cal com­mu­nity and to work­ing to im­prove our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. We are com­mu­nity based, com­mu­nity led, and one of the com­mu­nity’s strong­est sup­port­ers, through em­ploy­ment and spon­sor­ship.

That is why the de­ci­sion to get in­volved in the spon­sor­ship of the Hope and Dream 10 came quite eas­ily to the credit union. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to sup­port a ven­ture that has helped, and has the po­ten­tial to help, so many peo­ple within our com­mon bond/com­mu­nity.

En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union first part­nered with Hope and

Meet the first of our lead­ers...

Dream 10 in 2014 and has sup­ported this hugely pop­u­lar event since, by spon­sor­ing €10,000 for the colour­ful T-shirts each year and we con­sider it a priv­i­lege that we sup­port it again in 2019 on be­half of all our mem­bers who stretch from Mount Leinster all the way down to the sea in Ross­lare.

Speak­ing about the part­ner­ship, Liam Wa­ters, Act­ing Man­ager of En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union said ‘Hope and Dream 10 is an event close to ev­ery­one’s heart in the Wex­ford area and its pop­u­lar­ity is grow­ing year on year. It is a very highly re­garded lo­cal event which we know our mem­bers are happy to sup­port. We very much look for­ward to work­ing with the team at Hope and Dream 10 over the com­ing months on this ex­cit­ing event.’.

For En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union we see the com­mu­nity needs as part of our needs and we hope that with our sup­port the Hope and Dream 10 can con­tinue to be a ma­jor part of the fundrais­ing for the lo­cal char­i­ties that it sup­ports. We are all aware of the fab­u­lous work be­ing done by the Hope Can­cer Sup­port Cen­tre here in En­nis­cor­thy and also ac­knowl­edge the un­stint­ing work of the Wex­ford Hos­pice Home­care com­mit­tee both of which are ben­e­fi­cial to our com­mu­nity county-wide.

Our slo­gan here in En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union is ‘ To­gether we’re Stronger’ and Hope and Dream 10 is proof that as a com­mu­nity we are stronger when w.e come to­gether. Hi, I’m Liam, I’m 37 and I’m from En­nis­cor­thy. My part­ner is Breda and we have two boys, aged 9 and 18 months.

I’m a me­chanic in Wex­ford Volk­swa­gen. My favourite sport is soc­cer but my play­ing days are long be­hind me and I am a big Chelsea sup­porter.

I first did the Hope and Dream in 2015 and since then I have been hooked by this amaz­ing event.

The at­mos­phere and the sup­port ev­ery­one gives you on the day is sec­ond to none and all in aid of two amaz­ing char­i­ties.

I am de­lighted to be one of the lead­ers this year and I will give it my all. Don’t for­get to reg­is­ter and re­mem­ber: If we do noth­ing, noth­ing will hap­pen! My name is Denise Far­rell, I am 38 years of age. I am from Oyle­gate and I have a 13-yearold son.

I de­cided to apply to be a leader as it is a great op­por­tu­nity to be part of this char­i­ta­ble event and it’s for a great or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Also be­cause it’s a once in a life time op­por­tu­nity to make a per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion within my own life. To have wrap around sup­port in all dif­fer­ent ar­eas, one to one train­ing, free gym in Nolan fit­ness, phys­io­ther­apy and help with food and nu­tri­tion. Such a great op­per­tu­nity. I can’t wait to start.

Liam Wa­ters, act­ing man­ager, En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union.

Liam Doyle.

Denise Far­rell.

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