March 2016 - Last Christmas, the generous staff in KN Group made the very noble decision to sacrifice their annual Christmas party and chose to donate to charity instead.
April 2016 - Employees made the decision off their own bat and voted for the charities they would like to support in lieu of a €30,000 festive party. CMRF Crumlin were delighted to be voted as one of their chosen charities, along with Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
KN Group invited the two charities into their offices to meet with the staff who were behind the idea. Mary McGrane and Emma McFadden accepted a cheque for €15,000 on behalf of CMRF Crumlin. The donation will be used to ensure CMRF Crumlin continues to deliver improved healthcare for some of Ireland’s sickest children.
Mary McGrane, Corporate Development Manager said “It was a pleasure to meet with some of KN Group's employees and hear first-hand why they chose to donate to CMRF Crumlin and Temple Street in lieu of a Christmas party. Some staff had personal experiences of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, so they felt it was a perfect opportunity to give back. It’s great to see companies getting behind initiatives like this and showing their employees that they really care. Thank you to KN Group for making a real difference this Christmas.”