eShopWorld team in Swords powers across the finish line in aid of CASA

* eShopWorld raises €2,000 for local charity

* Fun Run takes place as part of the company activities for Empowerment Month

24 June 2019: Swords-based eShopWorld, one of the world’s leading eCommerce companies held a Fun Run as part of its Empowerment Month to help raise funds for local charity, CASA. CASA provides respite and social outlets for people in the community with a disability.

At a presentation in eShopWorld’s global headquarters in Airside Business Park, Swords, staff presented the charity with a cheque for €2,000. Over 30 staff took on the challenge and gathered in the grounds of Malahide Castle to complete a 5k run or a 2.5km walk. The Fun Run raised over €650 which was supplemented by eShopWorld to a total of €2000.

Over the course of a month, eShopWorld staff took part in a number of events which formed part of the company’s ‘Empowerment Month’. Empowerment is one of the company’s five core values, and activities throughout the month encouraged staff to push their boundaries and take ownership of their own achievements in work and beyond. Other activities which took place as part of Empowerment Month included guest speakers, knowledge transfer sessions and self-coaching masterclasses.

In addition to being a key eShopWorld value, empowerment is a core mission for CASA as an organisation. The team in CASA works with members to develop friendships and empower themselves socially. ​With a network of over 22 branches nationwide, members enjoy music, dancing, bowling, cinema trips and shopping. The aim of these groups is to provide the opportunity for socialising, friendship and support.

Commenting, Tommy Kelly, CEO of eShopWorld said:

“eShopWorld is delighted to support the team in CASA to help empower people in our community. A powerful community spirit is essential in any environment, both at work and in the wider locality. Headquartered and operating globally from Swords, we are committed to ensuring we are firmly rooted in local community activities. Through sponsoring local charities, such as CASA, we hope to make a real difference where we live and work.”

eShopWorld provides in-country global eCommerce solutions to retailers, allowing global brands to localise their online store in up to 200 markets around the world. Founded in Swords in 2010 with a team of just 6 people, it now has offices in the US, Singapore and the Netherlands and employs over 280 staff in areas such as technology, product innovation, finance and operations.

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