Charity Appeal Is Just The Ticket For LauraLynn


6 February 2015 | APCOA PARKING Ireland evidenced that there is colourful side to parking after staff gave generously to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice charity appeal.

APCOA’s customer service, Park and Control, and Park and Guard teams were quick to donate toys to help support families and their children with life-limiting conditions.

For one week in December 2014, APCOA’s base-camp in Swords was more akin to an Aladdin’s Cave, after over 100 nationwide staff signed up to enrich the lives of disadvantaged young people.

Neil Cunningham, Managing Director of APCOA PARKING Ireland, said: “Our staff are passionate about people, which is demonstrated by the inpouring of toy donations at our Swords contract.

“LauraLynn is Ireland’s first and only children’s hospice, which stops at nothing to help hundreds of young people and their families.  Therefore, anything that APCOA can do to make a difference is important.   It’s a charity that we are very proud to be associated with,” added Cunningham.

Gill Waters, Fundraising Manager for LauraLynn, said: “We are very grateful for the support that APCOA has given to our charity appeal.  While we cannot change a child’s diagnosis, we can give families greater comfort and stability to care for young people and their families in a home away from home environment. 

“Through the support of companies like APCOA their charity work is invaluable, and really can help to change the quality of a child’s life,” added Waters.


APCOA PARKING was established in Ireland in 1998 as a parking management company.  Together with its UK counterpart, APCOA’s UK and Ireland businesses currently employ 2,200 staff, and a further 2,500 staff across 10 other European countries.  
To date, APCOA PARKING Group is the largest full-service parking management company in Europe, providing a wide range of on and off-street services on behalf of local authorities, and clients at airports, rail stations, shopping centres, town and city centres, hotels, hospitals and universities.

About Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice

The Laura Lynn Children’s Hospital provides palliative care and support for young people up to the age of 18 with life-threatening illnesses and their families.  The care provision provides essential support for the whole family, which enables parents to; first and foremost, take on the lead role of Mum and Dad rather than full-time carers. 

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