Volunteering At Its Best

Ballincollig retained it’s Gold Medal Status on Monday 30th September at the Helix in Dublin when the results of the SuperValu National Tidy Towns Competition were announced. This is the town’s eight gold and the Ballincollig Tidy Towns are thrilled.   Ballincollig also won the County Award and was the winner of Category G. Their…

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…

Westgate Foundation CSR Event 2018

When I think about our recent CSR trip to the Westgate Foundation in Ballincollig, Cork, the idea of community comes to mind.  What is a community?  It’s a group of people, who are bonded by something in common (e.g. location, goals, sport, heritage, values, etc.). Between our two very different (yet related) healthcare businesses co-located…

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…

Coffee, Cake and a Marathon – 3rd June 2018

It all began with the McKesson Wellness challenge (an 8-week walking challenge) a bit of fun and a bit of banter. Little did we know that a short walk would lead to a 26.2-mile marathon.   Training began earnestly in February at which stage we all felt confident we would complete the Marathon. Straws were drawn at the multiple meetings to discuss the strategy in…

St Vincent de Paul Society Giving Tree and Hamper Packing

A special Christmas for local families. Every Christmas, McKesson & NorthStar work with St. Vincent de Paul for the annual ‘Giving Tree’ event and this year was no exception. Gifts of all shapes and sizes were generously donated to this extremely worthy cause. We received tags for fifty boys and fifty girls, with names and…