03 Aug 2016

Maxol supports charity partner Aware during August Bank Holiday Weekend

Maxol raises €2,000 for Aware

Maxol, Ireland’s leading forecourt and convenience retailer showed its support for the company’s charity partner over the August bank holiday weekend. Maxol successfully raised €2,000 for the worthwhile cause.  The initiative saw Maxol donate 10 cent to Aware from each cup of coffee & tea sold at the participating stations from Saturday 30th July until Monday 1st August.

Aware aims to promote positive mental health in communities nationwide. It is also helping to support the important issue of youth mental health through Aware’s ‘Beat the Blues’ schools programme for teenagers aged 15-18. 

Fergal Harrington, Group Brand Development Manager, the Maxol Group said:

 “Mental Health in Ireland is still a topic that we are learning more about in the media and by listening to peoples experiences. The work that ‘Aware’ do is admirable, and at Maxol we are proud to partner with a charity that creates a positive impact locally and nationally”. I want to thank our customers, who supported the cause over the weekend, as we all know a little help goes a long way”.

Gerry O’Brien, Head of Fundraising,and Business Development with Aware said:

“Aware is delighted to partner with Maxol and to see their support for our youth education programmes. We work hard to connect with local communities across Ireland, and the Maxol network with its many staff and customers, is a great way to do this. By communicating our positive mental wellbeing message and encouraging awareness, Maxol is really helping Aware to make a difference.

The charity partnership will run until at least the end of 2017. It will support the range and level of important services delivered by Aware in the Republic of Ireland and Aware NI in Northern Ireland.

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About the Maxol Group

  • The Maxol Group was established in 1920 by William McMullan.  The 4th generation of the family are Company Directors.
  • Maxol makes a significant contribution to the economy on both sides of the border and markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to the Irish Market, through their Retail, Fuel Card and Lubricants divisions.
  • The Maxol Group had an annual turnover of €640m in 2015. 
  • The company employs directly and indirectly more than 1,000 people across the island of Ireland.
  • Maxol has been investing and expanding in recent years and currently has a network of 230 service stations, of which 107 are company owned.
  • The new food brand Moreish – Fresh Food at Maxol was launched in 2014 and is currently in 31 Maxol service stations and growing.  It won ‘Best Oil Company Initiative’ at Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Awards 2015.
  • In 2012 Maxol was voted Retailer of the Year by UTV Business Eye Awards in Northern Ireland.
  • Maxol was voted the most reputable oil company in Ireland for four consecutive years between 2012 to 2015 by Corporate Reputations independent survey

About Aware


· Aware is the national organisation providing support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder.
· Aware provides a range of positive mental health programmes aimed at improving participants’ wellbeing.
· Founded in 1985 the organisation now offers:

Support
Support Groups | 38 locations nationwide | 12,600 visits each year
Support Line | 1800 80 48 48 | open 365 days a year | 11,000 calls each year
Support Mail | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 2,300 emails each year
Education
Beat the Blues | Schools talk | Life Skills 6-session programme | Online programme | For young people aged 15-18 | 28,500 students each year
Life Skills | Group – Nationwide | Online | 3,000 participants each year
Wellness@Work | Positive Mental Health at Work | 3,000 employees per year
Information
Aware website | 285,000 unique visits
Aware lectures | 173,000 views

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