At Quest, we believe in the importance of integrating social and environmental factors into our company’s aim, and objectives. Our chosen charity of 2017 is Irish Autism Action. We are very passionate about charity as we have close connections with those who avail of the worthy service that Irish Autism Action provides. Throughout the year, we have been involved in numerous events to raise much needed funds for this charity. To support us on our mission, you can make a small donation if you wish to our everyday hero page here
Our goal for 2017 was to choose a charity that was in critical need of support and given that IAA is one of the few Irish charities that is not government supported, it was a natural choice. By officially partnering with Irish Autism Action (IAA) 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, by 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. It is common that while people acknowledge Autism is common in Ireland, there are thousands of undiagnosed cases with incidence studies estimating that 1 in 100 people are autistic (IAA 2017).
In addition to the work that we carry out for Irish Autism Action, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin is close to our hearts and we have been actively engaged in attending their annual Gala dinner in support of this charity.