30 staff from DHKN’s Galway office took part in the firm’s Community Action Day last week, planting and gardening at two houses run by COPE Galway as well as cleaning up in Barna Woods/Cappagh Park.
The gardens at COPE’s Bridge House and Osterley Lodge are a valuable resource for the residents of both, giving them safe outdoor spaces in which they can work or spend time in tranquil surroundings.
Two teams worked at these COPE Galway facilities on the Dyke Road and in Salthill helping to enhance the gardens at both locations by planting, weeding, heavy lifting, cleaning and general gardening.
“Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out in both Projects,” says Lucia Canavan, Volunteer Coordinator with COPE.
“They did brilliant work in the garden,” continued COPE’s Ben Igoe from Bridge House. “Big thanks to the team, and the garden tools you provided will get plenty of use.”
A third team of volunteers undertook a litter-pick at Barna Woods and Cappagh Park an area covering about 40 acres to the west of the city where members of the community were quick to thank them for their efforts.
DHKN has a long tradition of supporting good causes and communities not only in Galway but across the country, and the recent Community Action Day picks up that mantle for the first time since the pandemic.
“We recognise the importance of giving something extra to the communities in which we live and work,” says Mark Gibbs, Partner at DHKN.
“In addition, our Community Days are great for strengthening the morale we develop as teams at work, creating a good feeling of accomplishment when we look at a great day’s work done in our communities.”
DHKN is the largest professional services firm in the west of Ireland with high level expertise in Audit, Accountancy, Corporate Finance, Tax Consultancy, Outsourced Services and Company Secretarial all under one roof in Galway.
DHKN plans to increase its community involvement over the coming years.