Alexion employees volunteer together in company’s first ‘Global Day of Service’

Staff of Alexion Athlone following the transformation at St Hilda's Services

Staff of Alexion Athlone following the transformation at St Hilda's Services

More than 1,500 Alexion employees around the world are volunteering in their respective communities as part of the company’s first 'Global Day of Service'.

For this inaugural event, Alexion employees partnered with local non-profit organisations to participate in service projects focused on improving health, wellness, and education in 30 of the company’s local communities across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia.

Some 30 local staff members from Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Athlone devoted an entire day on Friday, September 23, to help transform premises for St Hilda’s Day Service, by removing old clutter, installing new furniture and providing fresh coats of paint. St Hilda’s provides a residential and respite service to people with mild, moderate, and severe intellectual disabilities.

David Hallal, chief executive officer of Alexion, said: “At Alexion, one of our core values is to change the world for patients suffering from devastating and rare diseases by discovering, developing, and delivering life-changing therapies. Today’s Global Day of Service demonstrates our values in action as we join together to have a lasting impact on the communities around the world where we live and work.”

Alexion partnered with Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, to identify and help reach those most in need in the company’s local communities.

“Through our partnership with Alexion, we have helped identify needs in local communities and connected employees with organizations to tackle them,” said Jonathas Barreto, director at Points of Light. “Alexion employees have taken on an impressive range of volunteer service projects around the world, clearly ready to demonstrate that individuals can make a meaningful difference on a wide range of social issues.”

New president for Athlone Lions Club

Nicola Waldron has been appointed president of Athlone Lions Club. Ms Waldron was presented with the chain of office by outgoing president, Michael McDonnell, at a recent meeting.

The Athlone Lions Club was formed in 1976 and is part of Lions Club International, which is the world's largest service club organisation. Lions are an international network of more than 1.5 million men and women in more than 46,000 clubs in 206 countries, who work together through selfless effective community service to answer the needs that challenge communities.

As a member of a Lions Club, you become aware of the needs of your community and have the opportunity to make a difference. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could do alone. Since 1976, Athlone Lions Club has contributed greatly to the local community both financially and practically. The funding of the charity account is raised by running various events throughout the year, and all revenue raised goes directly to deserving causes.

If you think you have something to contribute to Athlone Lions Club call (090 ) 6474013.

New president of Athlone Lions Club, Nicola Waldron, being presented with the chain of office by outgoing president, Michael McDonnell

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