Waterford company raises €20,000 for children's charity

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Waterford company raises €20,000 for children's charity

Sanofi Does Strictly

A Waterford company's charity fundraiser has raised more than €20,000 for children experiencing illness and other challenges worldwide.

“Sanofi Does Strictly!” at the Woodlands Hotel last week saw 24 dancers working in various departments across the company’s biopharma and medical devices site in Waterford compete in front of judges and over 400 of their colleagues, family and friends.

The funds raised will all go to Enfants de Sanofi, a charity providing vital additional support to the children of Sanofi employees in Ireland and around the world.

The winning dancers on the night were Stephen White from Tramore, who works in Supply Chain, and Mairead O’Shea from south Kilkenny, who is the Waterford site’s Occupational Health Advisor.

Speaking afterwards, Ruth Beadle, Site Head, Sanofi Waterford, said: “This was a brilliant chance to get together as a team, have some great fun and – above all – raise vital funds for children with particular needs right around the world."

"Enfants de Sanofi has been doing tremendous work for 25 years now and – in that time – they have made a real and lasting difference to the lives of more than 3,100 children of employees right around the world.”