David Gillick

Health & Wellbeing Talk with Former Olympian David Gillick

World Mental Health Day was last week, which is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.   McKesson Cork and NorthStar Healthcare are very passionate about this and throughout the year focus on this continuously.  On Tuesday September 24th McKesson Cork and Northstar Healthcare employees attended our usual monthly…

2019 Westgate Foundation Volunteering

2019 McKesson & NorthStar Westgate Foundation Volunteering

Westgate Foundation is a community-based organisation providing an integrated range of services for older people including daycare, community catering, sheltered housing, transport, social and active retired club, social work, and counselling. Westgate Foundation employs a staff team of 60 people and enjoys the support of many volunteers. It is a registered charity and limited company…

14th Inter-firm Dragon Boat Challenge – 6th July 2019

McKesson Cork and NorthStar Healthcare An 18-person crew comprising of McKesson and NorthStar staff participated in the Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday 6 July 2019, bringing the colour and buzz of sprint racing to Cork city centre.  The race is in aid of Meitheal Mara, Cork’s community boatyard and nationally-accredited training centre. The organisation is…

Darkness into Light 2018

Why would a group of people get up from their warm bed to do a 5km walk at 4.15 in the morning? In one word, compassion.  That is what a group of McKesson / NorthStar colleagues did, with other groups, at separate locations around Cork; other people did it around the globe as a community of thousands walking together, on Saturday morning, May 12th 2018.  The “Darkness into Light” walk is an event…

Canfranc Canfranc Aware Challenge

Last September I set out to complete the Canfranc Canfranc Challenge in aid of Aware, a national mental health charity in Ireland providing support services to those experiencing depression.  The event itself consists of running 45km across four of the peaks in the Pyrennes Mountains on the Spanish-French border.  It’s one of the rising events on the European trail running circuit…