At HOMS we have all been busy organising and supporting various CSR events – in addition to the HOMS Fittest Company Challenge at the Great Limerick Run.
HOMS are excited, as part of our involvement in the Leaders at Limerick Institute of Technology programme, to have donated €12,000 for a four year student scholarship award at LIT to help promote and assist education and innovation in the Limerick region. Leanne Roche was awarded the scholarship by our Managing Partner, Harry Fehily, and Paul O’Connell at an event in February this year. Best of luck to Leanne in her studies and future career.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner and CEDR accredited mediator, welcomed supporting the university when he presented a mediation awareness seminar to the students in October.
In December we braved the elements and pounded the streets in the HOMS sponsored university’s 5K Blanket Walk for the homeless. Emma Brewer and other staff gave gifts for children through the Novas Initiatives Christmas Toy Appeal. Emma also sells the harmony bracelet for Irish Autism Action and organises mobile tele phone donation for Autism Action Ireland. Rachel Lafferty appealed for our donations for the Hampers for the Homeless Christmas initiative and Natalie Joyce held a festive annual Breast Cancer Awareness charity coffee morning here at HOMS. The mince pies and homemade cakes were in full flow. In February we supported the Bank of Ireland Mortgage Event at which celebrity guest Dermot Bannon of Room to Improve provided prospective home buyers with tips on what to look out for when buying a home. Olivia Harris, Senior Solicitor, was on hand to give prospective first time buyers legal insight and clarity on home buying and mortgages.
Ger McNamara, our Financial Controller, is President of Old Crescent RFC and the ladies of the office were only too pleased to support the club’s fashion event for Mid Western Cancer Foundation on 25th February at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.
HOMS sponsored the Pakie Ryan Memorial 10K Run, Ennis, in March through provision of the t-shirts and Mairead Doyle, Senior Solicitor in our Personal Injury Unit, competed in the race. Mairead also organised vintage clothes donations for the “Pop up rail sale” fundraiser on Sunday 21st February for Alzheimer’s and Elderly Care Services in Carrigoran House Nursing Home, County Clare.
On Good Friday we donned the high-vis vests and took part in the Team Limerick Clean-up 2. A ten strong team from HOMS went out in force to clean up the area around our Limerick office and surrounding streets. Donal Creaton who led the team commented,
It was a great event and terrific to be involved and inspired by the great Paul O’Connell.