08-Jul-2022

From Product Development to Rugby Coach: Irish colleague secures funding for junior rugby team

Youth rugby team scores a winning try with Henkel’s Make an Impact on Tomorrow programme

a woman and her son next to a Henkel banner

Ruth Kelly, Head of PD Packaging and Special Projects, Henkel Ireland with her son, Bradley Kelly, who is in the 2009s team.

It’s great to the Henkel team getting involved in their local communities and it’s something the company actively encourages.

Since 1998, Henkel has been supporting employees and retirees in their social volunteering activities through the corporate citizenship initiative, Make an Impact on Tomorrow.

We are proud to promote the latest funding success. Ruth Kelly, Head of PD Packaging & Special Projects with Henkel Ireland, is one of the coaches with the 2009 team at Westmanstown Youth Rugby Club and applied for funding to buy the team new match jerseys to ensure they looked smart on the pitch as they faced the competition.

Ruth is one of many members of Henkel who spend their time avidly volunteering with events and organisations.

Whatever a colleague’s volunteering focus, MIT provides support for the charities our they are actively involved in, through financial or product donations.


a group of young people

The Westmanstown 2009s Youth Rugby Team

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