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29Nov 2019

Momentum Support are delighted to announce that on Saturday 19th October 2019 Momentum Support received the award for the Socially Conscious Business of the Year 2019 at the BITA Awards.

bitaSpeaking on behalf of the team, Ian Anderson said “This Awards is dedicated to our owner Colin Maybin for providing us with such a solid platform to continually grow and develop all the social and community work that we do”.

All entries were anonymised, so the independent judges weren’t aware who they were voting for. Their decisions were based purely on the strength of Momentum Support’s submissions.

bita2“As the winner of the Socially Conscious Business Award, Momentum Support was judged to be the stand-out entrant,” said Laura Watkins in a congratulations letter to the company, “As a company that keeps the needs of the community in mind, keeping locals and community at the heart of what you do.”

Thank you to everybody who supports our Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy Mission Right Let’s make the Right Choice, as we become a more responsible and sustainable business.

23Sep 2019

To Hellfire & Back 4k

Charity Walk

A sponsored 4km walk will take place around the Hellfire Club to mark World Alzheimer’s Day next Saturday, 21st September, starting at 9.45am (from the Hellfire Club carpark).

The walk is organised by Bloomfield Mental Health Services in Rathfarnham to help raise funds for the benefit of mental health residents and patients.

Founded over 200 years ago, Bloomfield is a registered mental health charity in south County Dublin providing specialist treatment and care for a range of serious and enduring conditions including Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease. It is also the only organisation in Ireland providing in-patient treatment and care for individuals with Huntington’s Disease (HD) – one of the most devastating neurological conditions known to man.

hell-fire-back-4k“So many of our residents require wheelchairs to get around,” said Brendan Phelan, Head of Communications at Bloomfield, “and this walk, marking World Alzheimer’s Day, will help raise funds for wheelchair-accessible transport and to improve the general quality of life for patients and residents.”

Those interested in helping can register for the walk, donate and/or find more information on www.bloomfield.ie or can contact Bloomfield Mental Health Services on (01) 495 0021.

02Sep 2019

We’re excited to announce our participation in Soccer Palooza on World Mental Health Day, September 14th 2019. Taking place inside the Santry Soccer dome, it’s a family-friendly festival that features a 6-a-side soccer tournament with teams representing companies from all 32 counties of Ireland.

Whether you’d like to represent Momentum on the pitch, sponsor our team, donate to the cause (DONATE HERE), or just enjoy a relaxing day out that both adults and kids will appreciate, we’d love to see you there.

 

Suicide is one of the top twenty causes of death in the world. World Suicide Prevention Day aims to bring awareness to the genetic, psychological, social and cultural risk factors that contribute to suicides and help people work together to prevent suicides in their communities. Soccer Palooza is organised in conjunction with Suicide or Survive an Irish organisation aimed at expanding suicided awareness and funding recovery services for people who have been affected by suicide.

 

If you’d like to carry us to victory with your skills or just cheer the team on, please contact your line manager. The team sponsors are Zach Corbett and Niall Partridge.

 

If you’d like to donate to Soccer Palooza – you can…

 

17Jun 2019

Trevor Keith – competing in Ironman Sunday 23 June 2019

Momentum Support’s own Trevor Keith – site manager at Bombardier Belfast – is competing in the IRONMAN CORK on the 23rd June 2019.

ironman-01The Ironman is the hardest one-day endurance race in the world, covering a staggering 140 miles from start to finish. Athletes begin with a 2.4-mile swim – followed by an 11-mile bike race, topped off with a regular marathon run of 26.2 miles.

For the Cork Ironman, athletes will start with a 2.4-mile, 2-lap swim, starting from Claycastle beach in Youghal Bay. They’ll then take to the scenic roads of County Cork for two laps of a 112-mile course that includes Middleton, home to the Jameson Distillery, and breathtaking views over Youghal Bay, Ballycotton Island and Cork Harbour. The final marathon takes racers back to Youghal where they’ll cross the finish line in Market Square.

ironman-02“It has been a real physical challenge for me training 6 days a week for the last 7 months,” Trevor says. “My personal target is to complete the race in and around 13 or 14 hours in all 3 disciplines.”

Trevor is running in support of PIPS, a Belfast Registered charity (number 104726) established in 2003 following the suicides of 14 young people under the age of 18 in an area of North Belfast. As a community-based organisation, they offer a care team service and family support for those bereaved by suicide.

 
100% of the money Trevor raises will go to PIPS. To donate, visit: 

>>>>>>DONATE HERE<<<<<<<

23May 2019

Verona Pentony of Momentum Support was delighted to attend the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as a Be Unified volunteer.

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Verona Pentony and Michele Manning – Nada Jaffar Al Bustani and Verona Pentony – Verona meeting Salah Tahir Mohammed

More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competed in 24 summer sports, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. During the event, Momentum Support had the pleasure of introducing CSR strategy, attending the Digicel Lunch and met a wide  variety of guests and personalities.

Digicel Event Westin Hotel. Verona Pentony Patron Special Olympics, Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM - World Games Abu Dhabi 14th March 2019

Digicel Event Westin Hotel. Verona Pentony Patron Special Olympics, Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM – World Games Abu Dhabi 14th March 2019

Verona Pentony and Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager.

Verona Pentony and Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager.

For Verona, meeting Hanna Joy Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Manager, 24, was a defining moment for her. At the age of two, Hanna was diagnosed with leukemia and her first fight began. She started on the slopes with Special Olympics Colorado at the age of 13. From there, she joined unified basketball, swimming, and cycling. Hanna was selected to give her high school graduation speech and received a scholarship from the John Lynch Foundation as the “Exceptional Star of the Year.” She then served as a member of the Youth Activation Council, training athletes on the importance of healthy living –  and a contributor for ABC Denver 7 News where she earned a Heartland Broadcast Emmy for her piece titled “More Alike Than Different.” She now holds a Leadership role, such as a Health Messenger and now as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger.

Verona interviewing Henry Mckean - News Talk : Matt English (CEO Special Olympics) with Verona Pentony

Verona interviewing Henry Mckean – News Talk : Matt English (CEO Special Olympics) with Verona Pentony

Momentum Support would like to extend their congratulations and warm wishes to all of the participants and volunteers.

Grand Mosque  -When in Abu Dhabi do as the locals do!

Grand Mosque -When in Abu Dhabi do as the locals do!

22Mar 2019

Verona Pentony with fellow Founding member of the Open Doors Initiative Margot Slattery, CEO Sodexo & Breege O’Donoghue, an inspirational speaker after 37 years with Penneys/Primark, now she holds an Ambassadorial role for the brand. 

Nial Ring Lord Major of Dublin with Verona Pentony at Women in the Community

Nial Ring Lord Major of Dublin with Verona Pentony at Women in the Community

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring, together with Norah Casey and Focus Ireland hosted an event in the Mansion House, Dublin. The Theme was Women in the Community overcoming adversity and realising full potential.  Most appropriately held on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019.

Verona Pentony of Momentum Support was delighted to have received an invitation to the event and is pictured in attendance with other guests.

 

Norah Casey & Verona Pentony

Norah Casey & Verona Pentony

Eilish Hardiman, Group Chief Executive, Children’s Hospital Group & Verona Pentony CSR & Quality Manager

Eilish Hardiman, Group Chief Executive, Children’s Hospital Group & Verona Pentony CSR & Quality Manager

22Mar 2019

IASI Awards Overall Supreme Healthcare Winner St James Hospital & Runner up Supreme Winner University Hospital Kerry.
Left to right: Innes Guerra IASI President, Alan Blaney, Bunzel Rafferty Hospitality, Momentum Support Sinead Grogan, Healthcare Operations Manager & David Ferguson Operations Director

Momentum Support are proud to report the tremendous acknowledgement received at the IASI Awards, held in the Trump International Hotel, Doonbeg, Co Clare on the 26th January 2019.

Left to Right & front to back: Sinead Grogan, Healthcare Operations Manager, Ian Hyland, Mary O’Shea Moran, David Ferguson, Operations Director, Anna Knysak, Shazad Satter, Elzibiete Przekwas, Ewa Kosser, Luara Whelan, Zahoor Ulhaq, Verona Pentony CSR & Quality Manager, Paul Whelan.

Left to Right & front to back: Sinead Grogan, Healthcare Operations Manager, Ian Hyland, Mary O’Shea Moran, David Ferguson, Operations Director, Anna Knysak, Shazad Satter, Elzibiete Przekwas, Ewa Kosser, Luara Whelan, Zahoor Ulhaq, Verona Pentony CSR & Quality Manager, Paul Whelan.

We are proud to announce we were awarded eight Gold for the Healthcare Category and three Silver for the Education Category.

In what can only be described as an Oscar moment for Sinead Grogan, Healthcare Operations Manager, she received the Overall Supreme Award for St James Hospital and Runner up Supreme Award for Kerry International Hospital.

Amazing results, Gold all round!

IASI Award Winner Belvedere College, Silver Award. Left to right: Mary Patterson, Operations Director, Jolanta Urbasiute, Account Manager and Sharon McNally, Operations Manager.

IASI Award Winner Belvedere College, Silver Award. Left to right: Mary Patterson, Operations Director, Jolanta Urbasiute, Account Manager and Sharon McNally, Operations Manager.

Congratulations to all the Site Management, Supervisors & Operatives and all those in supporting functions. It takes a serious amount of commitment, hard work 365 days a year to deliver the high expectation of Momentum Supports Quality Standards and to achieve success at the Awards.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Teams who supported the eleven Sites entered throughout the application process including the actual judges visit on site.

All of the Winners

GOLD CATEGORY (94.1-100%)

  1. St James Hospital GOLD & Overall Supreme Winner Healthcare
  2. Kerry International Hospital GOLD & Runner up Supreme Winner Healthcare
  3. The Matter Misericordiae University Hospital GOLD
  4. Bloomfield Health Services GOLD
  5. Simpson’s Hospital GOLD
  6. The Royal Hospital GOLD
  7. South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital GOLD
  8. Tallaght University Hospital, GOLD

 

SILVER CATEGORY (88.1-94%)

  1. LIT Clonmel Questum Centre SILVER
  2. LIT Thurles Sport Lab SILVER
  3. Belvedere College SILVER
IASI Award Winner Belvedere College, Silver Award.  Left to Right Verona Pentony Corporate Social Responsibility & Quality Manager, Jolanta Urbasiute, Account Manager,  Mary Patterson, Operations Director, Breda O Dwyer, Event & Household Manager. Left to right: Belvedere College Winning Team : Mirela Gerbely, Site Superivsor, Ana Closs, Nadezda Ponotsolvnaja, Janina Strych, Simona Stan, Jane Rosa De Oliveira, Alexandrs Boikovs, Svetlana Zukauskiene, Ion Sily.

IASI Award Winner Belvedere College, Silver Award.
Left to Right Verona Pentony Corporate Social Responsibility & Quality Manager, Jolanta Urbasiute, Account Manager, Mary Patterson, Operations Director, Breda O Dwyer, Event & Household Manager.
Left to right: Belvedere College Winning Team :
Mirela Gerbely, Site Superivsor, Ana Closs, Nadezda Ponotsolvnaja, Janina Strych, Simona Stan, Jane Rosa De Oliveira, Alexandrs Boikovs, Svetlana Zukauskiene, Ion Sily.