Trigon Hotels and Cope Foundation celebrate national award

Monday, September 26, 2022.

Trigon Hotels and Cope Foundation Partnership Flourishes with National Award
Pictured at the Cope Foundation’s Sensory Garden, which was designed by volunteers from both equally organisations, are Katriona Hourihan, Trigon Inns with Sean Abbott, Cope Foundation chief govt, together with David and Eimear, each college students at the Bonnington Schooling Centre and John O’Mahony, Trigon Lodges. Photo: David Keane.

Trigon Inns and Cope Basis Partnership Prospers with Countrywide Award

The fruitful collaboration among a hotel group in Cork and a single of the major disability organisations in Ireland has been decided on as the winner of a 2022 Sustainable Company Influence Awards.

Trigon Hotels won the ‘Partnership with a Charity’ class at the gala event at the Clayton Hotel for the lodge group’s ongoing operate with Cope Basis and its [email protected] programme. It was one particular of 75 assignments shortlisted throughout 14 types. 

The Chambers Eire awards showcase the ideal in sustainable development and social responsibility carried out by organizations in Ireland. The ‘Partnership with a Charity’ category is about partaking in a thought of way with the charity and supplying help as a result of a selection of collaborative means. 

Cope Basis is Trigon Hotels’ charity of decision for 2021 and 2022. The organisation supports over 2,800 kids and adults with an intellectual incapacity and/or autism across Cork city and county to live a everyday living of their picking. 

A person of the most profitable aspects of the collaboration is the generation of a new sensory yard at Cope Foundation in Montenotte, Cork. Volunteers from both equally organisations transformed a patch of unused floor into a vibrant and calming setting. It is stuffed with vegetation to stimulate the senses as well as fruit and veggies, grown by pupils from the charity’s Bonnington Schooling Centre, which is then applied by the Chefs in the resorts.

Trigon Hotels is part of Cope Foundation’s [email protected] programme and has developed sustainable employment for six people today supported by the charity. The programme gives function preparation education and employment opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities and/or autism. It promotes inclusive workplaces by encouraging Cork employers to open up their doors and incorporate anyone.

Aaron Mansworth, Controlling Director of Trigon Lodges explained, “It is a large accomplishment to gain a Sustainable Organization Affect Award and displays what can be attained by enterprises and charities performing with each other. Our partnership with Cope Basis is about so substantially extra than fundraising, by sharing our capabilities we have acquired so considerably from each individual other and we have produced lasting friendships along the way. Cork has led the way in phrases of inclusion in activity for several a long time and now we’re major the way for inclusion in company. It is critical to us that our lodges are as inclusive and assorted as feasible and our partnership with Cope Foundation and [email protected] is central to that.”

Cope Foundation Main Govt, Sean Abbott extra, “It is great to see the partnership in between Trigon Hotels and our organisation recognised at a countrywide degree. Even so, extra importantly, I know that the collaboration has enhanced the life of so several men and women we assist. I would like to thank the volunteers from both organisations who gave up their time 7 days right after week to style and design, make and keep the sensory garden. They worked carefully with the college students from Bonnington Training Centre who were able to apply the techniques they acquired in their horticulture classes. Trigon Lodges has also offered significant employment and instruction possibilities for individuals supported by our [email protected] programme and is a great advocate both locally and nationally.”

Trigon Hotels will host a charity ball in help of Cope Basis and [email protected] at the Cork Global Resort on Friday, Oct 21st. Tickets for the gala are on sale now at the Cork Intercontinental Lodge and the Metropole Resort. 

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