July 8th Sees Return of the Urban Treasure Trail for Techies to Raise Funds for Dublin's Oldest Children's Hospital
Now in its second year, Techies 4 Temple Street (@techies4ts), Ireland's only charity event bringing together the technology community and its partners to compete in an intellectually challenging treasure trail, returns to Dublin on Friday 8th July.
Whilst making an impact to the lives of the next generation of techies, Techies 4 Temple Street's 150 teams will battle it out with outdoor activities and a whole host of fun challenges to raise the coveted Techies 4 Temple Street Trophy.
Temple Street is an acute paediatric hospital serving some of Ireland's sickest children. Founded in 1872, its staff of 85 consultants and over 950 other full-time and part-time nursing, paramedical and other staff now deliver care for over 145,000 children per year. Over 45,000 of these children attend the Emergency Department every year making it one of the busiest in Europe.
This year, funds raised by participating teams along with the generous support of leadership sponsors Homestay and Zendesk will go to support the construction of Temple Street's new Neurology & Renal Outpatients Unit. Over the past eighteen months, Temple Street Foundation has been working hard to raise the €5 million needed to make it a reality. The new unit will directly benefit over 6000 sick children who attend Temple Street every year.
The event is the creation of Hostelworld Co-founder and Homestay Founder Tom Kennedy, who has pulled together an impressive organising committee for the event including Feargal Mooney (Hostelworld.com), Alan Clarke (Homestay.com), Ray Nolan (Hostelworld), Greg Clarke (Digicom), Jonny Parkes, Matt Mohan (FKM), Neil Leyden (RTE.ie) Paddy Holahan, Paul Hayes (Beachhut PR) and Diane Hodnett (BMR)
At the inaugural event last year, over 700 members of the tech community and their trusted advisors and partners, busked, hoola-hooped and sang their way around Dublin City Centre, raising over €150,000 in much-needed funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital.
Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of Temple Street Foundation says; "The inaugural Techies 4 Temple Street in 2015 was a huge success and we know that this year's event is going to be even bigger and better! Techies 4 Temple Street is more than just a fantastic team day out; it's also a great opportunity to network with your peers in the tech community while doing something wonderful for sick children in Temple Street. Our leadership committee have been fantastic helping round up the teams and we're looking forward to a fun, competitive day on 8th July. Watch out for some interesting challenges along the way!"
Last year, the crown of ‘Smartest Techies' was claimed by Corvil, who tackled a series of Twitter challenges including selfies with live animals and Riverdancing. Emma Gallo, leader of the winning team 'The Core Villians' said; "Corvil is delighted to have taken part in the Techies 4 Temple Street event; it was wonderful to see all the participating companies come together and raise over €150,000 for such a worthy cause.
Our teams had a fantastic time trailing around Dublin as part of this terrific event and we are thrilled to have won first place among such admirable competitors. We are now looking forward to this year, to another day of fun challenges, defending our title and contributing to Temple Street."
To register your company for the event, please visit techies4templestreet.ie
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