McKesson Ireland has today announced a new charity partnership with ISPCC to help support the children’s charity with the provision of Childline services for children and young people. Listening to, empowering, and supporting children to enhance their coping capacities and strengthen their resilience is core to all Childline services and supports. McKesson Ireland is Ireland’s leading fully integrated healthcare provider and includes companies – LloydsPharmacy, United Drug, Median Healthcare & TCP Homecare.
ISPCC was chosen as the new charity partner for McKesson after a companywide vote and a period of research and consultation with staff. The new partnership came into effect end of September. This ISPCC partnership further highlights how McKesson Ireland is committed to looking after all customers regardless of age, gender or location.
Paul Reilly, Managing Director of McKesson Ireland said ‘’We are delighted to announce our new charity partner of ISPCC. Through our many fundraising initiatives across the McKesson network, we aim to help raise the much-needed funds for the vital services ISPCC provides to children. Our colleagues at McKesson are always willing to go the extra mile for our charity partners, whether it’s running, walking or cycling the length and breadth of Ireland to raise funds. We look forward to further growing these activities as our ISPCC partnership comes into play.’’
John Church, CEO of ISPCC commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen by McKesson Ireland as their charity partner for the next two years. ISPCC is a national charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and young people; they are at the heart of everything we do. Our Childline suite of services are focused on strengthening resilience and developing coping competencies. By listening to, supporting and empowering children and young people, we strive to ensure they are better equipped to face life’s ups and downs and reach their full potential. The support from McKesson will enable us to enhance the lives of many children across Ireland.”