our corporate social responsibility
At Fitzers we love what we do, #teamfitzers work hard and we play hard, but we always remember what's inmportant and to take the time to give something back. We are delighted to be associated with some amazing Not For Profit groups.
The Caroline Foundation
IN AID OF CANCER CLINICAL RESEARCH TRUST (CCRT)
THE CAROLINE FOUNDATION was established in memory of Caroline Dwyer-Hickey who passed away on 25 March 2013 aged 35 after a nine year battle with cancer.
The mission and purpose of The Caroline Foundation is to raise money to fully fund an additional scientific researcher on the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) team.
The hope and vision that inspires our endeavour is that through supporting cancer research, those patients who today are participants on the CCRT research programme may benefit from the on-going development of better treatments and at another level that the global cancer research project, of which CCRT is an integral player, will one day not only find a cure but will find a way of preventing cancer.
The committee of The Caroline Foundation has set itself a clear target to raise 1million euro for The Caroline Foundation Cancer Research Fellowship
Pieta House - Darkness into Light
"Darkness Into Light is a movement against suicide. Money raised helps keep Pieta House's life-saving services free and helps us to broaden our services so that we reach those who need us."
- Brian Higgins, CEO, Pieta House -
About Pieta House
Pieta House opened its doors a decade ago with Lucan in County Dublin the centre of operations. In the intervening years we have seen and helped over 20,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established eight subsequent centres, three in the greater Dublin area - Ballyfermot, Tallaght and Finglas and five further centres to cater for the rest of the country in Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, Galway and Kerry.
In 2003, our founder and former CEO, Joan Freeman, a practising psychologist, closed down her own counselling business and dedicated her time to finding out how she could help people who were suicidal - what would be beneficial to them and help them get through their dark time. After three years of research, she opened up Pieta House, which quickly became a respected and recognised service for those who were suicidal.