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The project team at the MSD Biotech Dublin in Swords recently led an innovative fundraiser to reclaim waste cable and donated the €26,488 proceeds to charity. The donations were made to the charities by Jacobs, PM Group, ADCO, Kirby Electrical and P&S Machinery.

During the course of the fast track project, electrical cable offcuts not used in construction, accumulated. The team on site quickly recognised the potential to use it to benefit a good cause.


Partnering with various site contractors, Kirby Electrical collected the electrical offcuts with assistance from ADCO, who also organised the cutting. P&S Machinery removed the cable from site, segregated it and secured the best sale price.

The team on site choose the following charities, who were delighted to receive cheques for €6,622 each:-

  • Focus Ireland
  • St Vincent de Paul  
  • CMRF Crumlin
  • Irish Cancer Society

Innovative fundraiser

“Thank you to all at the MSD Biotech Dublin for your part in raising €6,622 towards the vital work Focus Ireland’s. I know a lot of work was put in to this initiative and we really appreciate you going the extra mile to get this off the ground. It is certainly the most innovative fundraiser we have ever come across! Síofra Kelly, Corporate Partnerships Officer, Focus Ireland

Benefiting our community

“This is such a fantastic initiative. It’s a win on so many levels – recycling waste, partnering with our contractors for the good of our communities and supporting charities doing great work. A huge thanks to all the team who made this happen.”  John Hassett, Construction Director, Jacobs PM Group JV.