Viatel raised over €1,300 funds for the Techies4TempleStreet Charity Treasure Hunt. Viatel held a staff bake sale to raise funds for the Temple Street Foundation by baking cakes and having a bake sale on Friday, April 28th. Viatel is currently top of the Techies4TempleStreet fundraiser leaderboard. All funds raised will go towards specialist medical equipment for the Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and make the patients’ lives as comfortable as possible.
Temple Street Children’s Hospital has teamed up with a number of high-profile tech companies in the city to launch Techies4TempleStreet, a charity treasure hunt across the city in aid of the hospital. Viatel, along with over 150 teams from Ireland’s tech, finance, law, media and recruitment companies will be trekking across Dublin in search of technology-orientated clues on Friday, July 7th.
Viatel director of sales and marketing, Damien McCann said: “We are delighted support a great cause to help sick children and their families at Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The Viatel team did a great job of exceeding our fund raiser target. We are looking forward to a fun day out competing with some of the largest multinationals in the country and hopefully win!”
CEO of the Temple Street Foundation, Denise Fitzgerald commented: “This year we’re hoping to have over 150 teams from an even more diverse range of companies, big and small. Techies4TempleStreet has already made a huge difference to Temple Street Children’s Hospital and its patients.”
Ms. Fitzgerald said that the funds raised have been put to work in the hospital to help sick children and their families, providing life-saving equipment and services. Participants in the event will trek across Dublin city centre seeking buried treasure, completing a variety of different challenges along the way. Customer service software company Zendesk is this year’s lead partner.
The winning team will be announced at a post-event party, where they’ll be crowned ‘Ireland’s Smartest Techies’.
Click here to read the full press announcement on the Irish Independent website.