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Servisource proudly sponsoring The Dundalk 10K 2017

Dundalk 10K 2017

Servisource Recruitment staff participating in The Dundalk 10K 2017

Seven years running, this years road race took place on April 25th at DKIT Sport. Servisource proudly sponsored The Dundalk 10K 2017 and staff from our offices also participated in the run. Also sponsoring the road race were DKIT Sport, Fyffes and Smyth’s Life Pharmacy.

All in aid of two very worthy causes, Oran’s Foundation and The Birches, Dundalk. Oran’s Foundation was founded in 2015 with the aim of fundraising for Oran and other children with multiple and complex disabilities. “Oran was born in 2011 with multiple disabilities, complex medical needs and an uncertain future. During difficulties and setbacks his will and spirit shine through. He has exceeded expectations and has a smile and laugh that uplifts all those around him. Oran has limitations but can continue to thrive and enjoy life with a little help from you”. For more information on Oran’s Foundation you can visit their Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/oransfoundation/

The Birches Dundalk is an Alzheimer’s Day Centre situated in Dundalk, Co. Louth, catering for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or Alzheimer related Dementia. “The ultimate aim of the Centre is to ensure the Clients feel safe and welcome. To aid this feeling scented candles are lit and Potpourri are placed throughout the building. Oils such as Lavender are placed in the Bathrooms and used during bathing. The mood we set is one of relaxation and mellowness. The scents, colour scheme and furniture all combine to create this atmosphere. The activities that are carried out daily very much depend on the Client’s present. We have Knitting, Painting, Pottery, Reminiscence Therapy, Music Sing Songs, Crosswords to name but a few”. For more information on The Birches please visit: http://www.thebirches.ie/index.html

The race proved a huge success, hosting the biggest crowds yet. An interview after the race with Servisource CEO Declan Murphy:

https://www.facebook.com/DundalkSport/videos/vb.248558448813727/460977984238438/?type=2&theater

Servisource turning BLUE for MPS Awareness Day 2017

***MPS Awareness Day***

MPS Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of the rare, genetic mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) diseases. On this day, we support all the children and adults who suffer from MPS and ML by highlighting the disease and we remember those who have passed from it.

Each year in May, Servisources parent company, Cpl, turn BLUE for MPS Awareness Day. The idea is to wear something blue to create awareness of colleague Libby Kelly’s young son Max who suffers from MPS Disease. Last Friday 19th May, staff in Servisource wore something blue in support of Max and those with MPS. The aim was to create awareness in the hope of instigating research and cures.

MPS Awareness Day

Servisource Staff turning blue for MPS Awareness Day

“Max was diagnosed with the rare, progressive degenerative disease MPS (specifically in his case Hunter Syndrome , one of the MPS diseases) when he was just a year old. MPS is a family of 7 diseases which cause progressive damage throughout the body, including the heart, bones, joints, respiratory system, brain and central nervous system. It is a very serious and ultimately fatal disease with most MPS sufferers not reaching their teenage years. Each week Max undergoes a 5 hour IV infusion of a synthetic enzyme which helps to ameliorate some aspects of the disease but it is not a cure. He is doing well right now, however, endures multiple procedures, tests, operations and hospital appointments to help manage the course of the disease. A cure is desperately needed but as the condition is so rare, there is little research focused on the disease. Libby continues to raise awareness in the hope that it will lead to increased interest and knowledge about the disease and ultimately a cure”. 

For more information on MPS Disease or MPS Awareness Day visit: https://www.mpsday.com/#/