Ipswitch goes green for good cause

Mary Tierney of Galway Hospice accepts a cheque from Ipswitch executives Joe Krivickas and John McArdle, joined by the rest of the Ipswitch Galway team.
Mary Tierney of Galway Hospice accepts a cheque from Ipswitch executives Joe Krivickas and John McArdle, joined by the rest of the Ipswitch Galway team.

A Galway company went green for the national holiday – and raised €1,000 for Galway Hospice in the process.

The Ipswitch global community all wore green for St. Patrick’s Day. Everything from shirts and hats to shamrock jewelry and Irish flags were counted – and for each participant, the company donated $5.

So last Friday, the Ipswitch EMEA Centre of Excellence team in Galway hosted representatives from the Galway Hospice, presenting them with the proceeds of their efforts.

The cheque was presented to the Galway Hospice by Joseph Krivickas, CEO of

Ipswitch – and it also marked the first anniversary of their EMEA Centre of Excellence.

“Ipswitch is very committed to ensuring that all our employees make a positive contribution to the local communities where we live and work,” said John McArdle, EMEA Channel Director at Ipswitch.

“We are pleased to be able to make this donation to the Galway Hospice, which for many people and for many years, has made significant contributions to individuals and families during very tough times in their lives,” he added.

“Galway Hospice is very grateful to the management and staff of Ipswitch who raised funds through their very novel fundraising event,” said Michael Craig, Fundraising Manager, at the Galway Hospice.

“Demand for our services continues to grow year on year. We depend heavily on voluntary contributions to ensure the free availability of hospice services to patients throughout Galway city and county.

“In total in 2016, our Home Care team made 7,237 ‘Hospice at Home’ visits to patients in their own homes. There were 346 admissions to our 18-bed inpatient unit in Renmore and there were 1,324 attendances by patients at our Day Care Centre.

“There is no charge for the services provided by Galway Hospice,” he added.