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Ergo Pledges ‘Wish Cloud’ Proceeds to Make-A-Wish Children’s Charity

Ergo Pledges ‘Wish Cloud’ Proceeds to Make-A-Wish Children’s Charity

Ergo has embarked on a money-raising mission to provide a continuous revenue stream for Make-A-Wish Ireland, the charity that helps make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

By pledging 2% of all monthly subscriptions generated by Microsoft Azure services, Ergo is tapping into modern cloud consumption models to raise money for a deserving cause. Donations are expected to reach at least €100,000 in the first year alone, but this is just the start. Ergo plans to sign up customers to do the same and become Wish Cloud participants, allocating part of their cloud fees to the charity.

Jimmy Sheahan, Chief Commercial Officer at Ergo, commented: “When you see how Make-A-Wish can make such a difference to so many children and their parents, you want to help them do more. A business model based on cloud consumption will now make a lasting impact on an exceptional charity. The more our customers use the cloud, the more wishes will be rained down on the children.”

Susan O’Dwyer, Make-A-Wish CEO added,”We are so grateful to Ergo, their clients and customers for helping us make happy memories for sick children and their families. When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, life can seem very cruel. But when a wish is granted, the kindness of a community can transform the way a child and their family see the world and can give them strength, hope and joy in facing the challenges ahead. Ergo’s innovative and sustainable approach to fundraising will have a hugely positive impact on those families who will experience the magic of a wish come true.”

Since 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 2,600 brave children across Ireland, including 181 wishes granted in 2019 alone. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding, and relies overwhelmingly on the kindness of the Irish public to continue granting wishes.

As one of Ireland’s leading cloud service providers, Ergo is relishing the chance to innovate for charity and isn’t stopping with cloud subscriptions. “We have challenged our technical teams to devise seamless ways of donating more money to Make-A-Wish and the response has been tremendous,” said Sheahan. Already under development is an RFID solution where employees will simply ‘tap an app’ to pay money for coffee in the office that will go to Wish Cloud.

About Ergo

As Ireland’s leading cloud and IT managed services provider, Ergo excels in matching technology to business needs and has been helping organisations achieve their strategic goals for 26 years. Ergo helps clients achieve business advantage through digital adoption and by encouraging its team of more than 400 IT professionals to continually lead from the front.

About Make-A-Wish

An affiliate of the international Make-A-Wish family, the Irish charity has granted wishes for more than 2,600 seriously ill children across Ireland since 1992, with 181 wishes granted in 2019 alone. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.

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