RiverRidge strives to reach out to help its communities in many ways throughout the year, and it continually aims to help as many local organisations, schools and community projects as possible.
RiverRidge contributes to community advancement through;
In 2015 and 2016, RiverRidge nominated The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as its Charity of the Year and as a result RiverRidge dedicated all its charitable efforts to this wonderful charity.
The Hospice is the only service of its type within Northern Ireland caring for over 1300 life limited children and young people who have very complex needs. With the money raised, the NI Children’s Hospice can continue their on-going high quality care and support.
At the beginning of 2015, RiverRidge set a target to raise £10,000 and a further £10,000 in 2016. RiverRidge’s devoted charity committee arranged a number of fundraisers throughout both years.
Including two RiverRidge Charity Golf Days, a ‘Donate to Co-Drive’ campaign at the Orchard Motorsport Lurgan Park Rally, a charity raffle at the prestigious Sustainable Ireland award ceremony in 2015/16 and RiverRidge’s Compliance Director accomplished a 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
Together RiverRidge raised over £20,000 for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice, a total which RiverRidge is tremendously proud of.
The Under 16 Kilrea Pearses hiked over 10 miles in one day collecting rubbish and litter at the sides of the roads in Kilrea, in the hope that they can raise enough money to travel to Dublin to play rival team Ballyboden.
RiverRidge donated high visibility jackets, litter pickers and their waste collection service to dispose of the rubbish.
It is always great to see people making an effort to get involved to collect rubbish to help keep our communities cleaner and more presentable.
A team of volunteers from Portglenone, Kilrea and Rasharkin, removed close to 100 bags of rubbish from a lough shore in a two day clean up. The volunteers joined forces with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, to help clear rubbish from the local beauty spot.
One of the volunteers contacted RiverRidge to ask if there was anything RiverRidge could do to help.
RiverRidge offered its collection services to help collect all the bags of rubbish. It was excellent to be able to help these volunteers who lifted an enormous amount of rubbish and the end result was fantastic; Larne Lough looks beautiful once again.
RiverRidge believes education plays a key role in achieving its over goal; changing the environment by reducing the amount of waste going to landfill through recycling.
RiverRidge has welcomed numerous schools to its premises so pupils can come along and see RiverRidge’s Material Recovery Facility in real life. These wonderful and extremely informative visits help to put classroom lessons about recycling into perspective.
RiverRidge’s communities remain central to everything it does and although RiverRidge strives to support as many initiatives as possible, with only a finite amount of funds, it is unattainable to support every request.
Therefore, requests for donations, sponsorships and employee volunteering must be submitted at least eight weeks prior to the start date of the initiative or event and requests can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org