Coca‑Cola HBC has proudly donated a quantity of its Deep RiverRock water to help alleviate some of the challenges being felt by those living without permanent accommodation throughout the heatwave.

In support of the #HomelessHydration campaign, which is working to ensure that those in need stay hydrated as temperatures soar, Coca‑Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland has proudly donated a quantity of its Deep RiverRock water.

The campaign, led by the charity Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), is concerned for those without shelter or living in emergency accommodation as temperatures reach record-breaking levels during this week’s heatwave.

Coca‑Cola HBC has donated a pallet of 500ml water bottles to the ICHH group to support the effort, and an additional pallet has been provided to the company’s long-running charity partner Dublin Simon Community and a further pallet to Limerick’s Simon Community. In total, 5,184 bottles of Deep RiverRock water have been donated.

Coca‑Cola HBC has a proud history of supporting communities in need. Homelessness in particular is an issue that many of our employees feel passionately about, and over the last two years, employee-led fundraising has raised more than €30,000 for our charity partner the Dublin Simon Community. We are therefore delighted to be in a position to further help support the efforts of Inner City Helping Homeless and the Simon Community whose teams are working around the clock to ensure that those in need are supported throughout the heatwave. Ciara Cashen, Public Affairs and Communications Manager

Anthony Flynn, CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless said, “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Coca‑Cola HBC for their donation of water for our #HomelessHydration operation that is taking place throughout the current heatwave. Their donation will help us support the homeless people that are out on the streets during the hot weather as well as the homeless services units that we have been redistributing stock to throughout the week."