Almac Group to Support NI Hospice, Action for Children NI, and Age NI as part of Quarter of a Million Global Giving Pledge

 Employee-driven initiative will benefit 33 health and welfare organisations local to Almac’s 11 global facilities

Almac Group has announced the organisation will donate to NI Hospice, Action for Children NI, and Age NI, as part of a £250,000 total contribution being made to 33 charities globally to support their critical work in the wake of COVID-19.

Recognising that charitable organisations rely on significant donations typically received via monthly events and fundraising, and that those efforts have ceased as a result of the pandemic, Almac launched a localised employee survey effort to determine regional charitable beneficiaries of a quarter of a million total contribution. Each of Almac’s 5,600 employees across 11 main facilities located in the U.K., Europe, Asia and North America were given the opportunity to select charities, and in total, 33 organizations will receive a donation in direct response to Almac's employee feedback.

NI Hospice, Action for Children NI, and Age NI were chosen directly by Almac employees in Northern Ireland, due to the crucial role each one plays in supporting the needs of the community.

Siobhan Casey Director of Marketing of Marketing at Age NI stated:

 “Age NI greatly appreciates this donation from the Almac Group which will be used to continue and extend vital services to older people worried about what lies ahead in terms of both winter and COVID-19..

As part of our response to the pandemic, we have established a new Check-in and Chat service; along with a Keeping Well at Home campaign to support older people to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing during this difficult time. Recent quotes from our service users have told us how our support has have ‘lifted my spirits’ and that without our calls, ‘this would be a lonely place’.  

With around 80,000 living alone, Age NI is committed to being here for more vulnerable older people who need practical or emotional support, and would encourage any older person or their family member or friends to contact our free and confidential advice line on 0808 808 7575”. 

As a result of the global pandemic, the donations will replace this year’s Almac Family Fun events, which are held annually to bring together employees and their families. Community giving is always a crucial part of the Fun Day tradition—last year, Almac’s Fun Day in Northern Ireland included a donation drive for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.


Alan Armstrong, Group CEO, commented:

“As a global organisation, Almac’s mission is to advance human health, and we recognise that this extends to supporting the health and wellbeing of our local communities, especially during a global pandemic. In response, we are honoured to support 33 organisations, chosen by our employees, which support the health and welfare of our neighbours in each of our corporate locations, and we are proud to give back during this unprecedented time.”

The global organisation is also partnering with a variety of global pharmaceutical, biotech and research institutions to support over 80 separate crucial research projects into COVID-19 treatment options. These vital projects cover a range of different areas including vaccines and various potential treatments for symptoms and the effects of this disease. Find out more