Autism Ireland: Our Charity Partner
At Quest, we believe in the importance of integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into our company’s strategy. In doing so, we work closely with Autism Ireland to help them with their mission to raise awareness and support their five point vision plan. Throughout the year, we have been involved in numerous events to raise much needed funds for this charity. Events have included Blue Nose Day, Tough Mudder, VHI Womens Mini Marathon, World Autism Awareness Day & Autism Heroes Awards.
Our goal was to choose a charity that was in critical need of support and given that Autism Ireland is one of the few Irish charities that is not government supported it was a natural choice. By officially partnering with Autism Ireland and choosing this worthy organisation as our charity of the year, we had the opportunity to make a difference socially through firstly raising awareness and secondly, raising funds.
Additionally, this charity was chosen by the staff on the basis that it could be aligned with not only our corporate ethos but also employees’ personal values. Many of the Quest staff members have close family members who are on the Autism spectrum. Although people acknowledge Autism is common in Ireland, there are thousands of undiagnosed cases with incidence studies estimating that 1 in 100 people are autistic (Autism Ireland 2018).
To support us on our mission, you can make a small donation if you wish. Just visit our Everyday Hero page here