Whitewater Foundation was founded in 2013 to raise funds and give support to other charitable organisations. Whitewater Foundation is a registered charity and is a non-profit organisation having a principal fund managed by its own trustees. The trustees are a team of people working within and externally to the Whitewater Company. We meet regularly to discuss how we can help to improve the lives of others at home and internationally. All funds raised and profit contributions from Whitewater go directly to the designated charity and are used directly to purchase equipment.
In 2012 after celebrating eighty years in business the Whitewater Company decided to get involved in some charity work, and hopefully give something back to the broader community. We felt it would be an a good idea to establish a charity of our own, as this meant we could ensure that all funds went to directly to the projects. Our Executive Director, Mark Keating has had previous experience working with charities abroad and has always had this type of work close to his heart saying, “We are so lucky that we do not need for anything, unfortunately others are not so lucky”. To put our money where our mouth was, we decided to set up the Whitewater Foundation.
Some of our Loyal Supporter in 2013
With the help of our dedicated workforce and all of our loyal customers and suppliers, we are totally committed to finding projects that we can have a direct impact on helping people live longer, healthier lives.
In 2013 we planned to complete a charity cycle that would raise €60,000.00 for three children’s hospitals to purchase vital medical equipment.
In 2013 we donated and volunteered our services to peoples at home and abroad, and raised money to buy equipment for the following projects:
In October 2013, The Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association (IMSTA) who represent the Medical Technology Supply Industry in Ireland held their annual awards sponsored by Toyota Ireland in the Aviva Stadium where Mark Keating won the Community & Social Awareness Award – for the Best Fundraising.
Cathal Ryan, Toyota (Sponsors of the event) Tim Quinn MD Whitewater, Liz Nangle Finance Manager
Whitewater and Alan Markey, Chairman of IMSTA (Baxter Healthcare)
Katie Taylor Olympic Gold Medal Winner with Liz Nangle Finance Manager Whitewater
Looking Forward 2015
In 2015 we have more plans to generate funds through Whitewater Foundation which will be used to help other people in need.
In 2015 we will once again visit Belarus and carry out repairs on water softeners and repairs to the very old heating system; we will also be donating salt which is used to keep water softeners operational throughout the year.
We also wish to provide water treatment equipment for the new Wicklow Hospice once the planning permission has been granted.