March 28 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Big cheers as iCare floats to victory in Armagh’s St Patrick’s Day parade

The team of volunteers at iCare are delighted to have been announced by Armagh City and District Council as winners of this year’s St Patrick’s Day float competition.

Armagh is famous for its St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and this year didn’t disappoint with over 20,000 attending the float competition. Congratulations to iCare which is a charity which uses business to create a better world in the communities in which it operates.

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February 26 Newsfeed

Woman fighting breast cancer says charity reminded her ‘it’s good to be alive’

Ireland’s leading homecare provider Homecare Independent Living set up the iCare charity in 2010.

iCare raises money throughout the year so it can grant iCare Wishes to people in the communities in which it operates. Roxanne Mallon is a 29-year-old woman who is battling with breast cancer. Here’s a story on how iCare’s kindness has helped her remember that it’s good to be alive. Here’s the story.

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December 15 In the Press

Food parcels and toys show ‘iCare At Christmas’ for struggling families

Christmas is a time of year where community spirit comes alive and this is definitely the case at iCare and Homecare Independent living.

The support services team will be donating food parcels and toys to families who are struggling this Christmas with food and presents for children. Mairead Mackle, chief executive of Homecare Independent Living said this is “the right thing to do” for the community.

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December 8 In the Press

Santa steps in to make couple’s Christmas dream come true at Santa’s Gatelodge

Christmas is always a special time of the year but it’s been made extra special this year for a couple from Newry.

Collie Johnston, 35, wanted to propose to his girlfriend at this year’s Santa’s Gatelodge. But when he couldn’t get any tickets he had to turn to Santa Claus for a little bit of help. So Santa had to pull a few magical strings and managed to get an entire team of people to play cupid so Collie could propose to his girlfriend Debbie.

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September 26 In the Press

Northern Ireland gears up for Christmas special as Santa’s Gatelodge prepares to light up

Preparations for the annual magical fundraiser which takes place in Northern Ireland are underway and organisers are calling for volunteers to lend a hand.

Santa’s Gatelodge, which takes place at Milford, Co Armagh every year, attracts 5,000 people from all over Ireland and raises thousands of pounds for people in need.

The event takes place this year from November 28 to December 12.

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August 11 In the Press

Is it too early to talk about Santa? Not for iCare as staff plan Christmas spectacle

Homecare Independent Living staff are gearing up for their biggest fundraising event of the year and are urging people to come and volunteer with them at this year’s Santa’s Gateloge.

The national leader in homecare provision set up its own charity iCare in 2010 which empowers communities to create a better world through acts of kindness. The company employs 1,200 people and lives by its ethos – ‘Here For You’.

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July 30 In the Press

Brave little Avah granted wish as iCare charity sends family on beach holiday

The charity iCare, which raises thousands of pounds every year to help people in need, have granted an iCare Wish to this brave toddler – Avah McGinty.

Avah suffers from Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus so iCare, the charity set up by Homecare Independent Living, granted her an iCare Wish which meant she and her family could go on holiday this year.

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July 10 Newsfeed

Daughter’s love for mum shines as cherry blossom tree iCare Wish comes true

Every quarter, the iCare charity asks people in the community to nominate someone who they would like to grant a wish to.

The charity, set up by Homecare Independent Living in 2010 and which is run by a team of volunteers, grants wishes to people who are in need. The next round of nominations is now open but entries close on October 31.

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May 30 Newsfeed

Homecare is finalist in Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards

Ireland’s leading homecare provider, Homecare Independent Living, have been announced as finalists in the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards.

The awards are sponsored by Northern Ireland’s leading law firm, Tughans along with Liberty IT, Investors in People, H3 Healthcare Insurance, Tesco and Power NI.

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May 7 In the Press

Have you ever wanted to grant someone a wish? Now’s your chance!

iCare is a charity which is run by a team of staff from Homecare Independent Living who volunteer their time to make a difference in people’s lives.

Every quarter the charity asks people in the community to nominate someone they would like to see granted an iCare Wish. iCare Wishes are granted every quarter so if you know someone nominate now!

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May 7 Newsfeed

Leading home care provider in the running for Employer of Choice award

Homecare Independent Living is a solutions based company which offers a broad range of services to allow people to live independently in their own homes, in their own communities.

The company was shortlisted for The Community Employer of Choice Award which celebrates companies which create an environment in which people have the opportunity to thrive.

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