WooHoo! … it’s that time of year again. The weather is improving (everything’s relative) and it’s time to spend the afternoon running around Dublin for the all of the kids in Temple Street Hospital.
This question should really be “Who is Temple Street Hospital?” because it’s all about the people there. From the surgeons, to the doctors,to the nursing staff, to the parents, all the way up to the kids themselves.
Temple Street is Ireland's leading National Children's Hospital and provides loving care to over 148,000 patients each year from allover Ireland. These patients and their families rely on Temple Street to provide the best care in the best possible environment.
Above clip is from last year’s event: Techies for Temple Street 2018
Everybody in Ireland has a soft spot for Temple Street.Whether you have been affected directly or indirectly. We all have kids or nephews and nieces and it’s the easiest thing in the world to have empathy for these little warriors.
It is a tradition now that football teams of all types and levels visit the hospital after a major cup win, athletes across many disciplines after success or participation in the Olympics, musicians and people that have achieved notoriety will all celebrate their wins at the hospital. It’s an opportunity that these people take to cheer up the kids that are stuck in hospital.Christmas time is also a time of the year where they are in people’s hearts.
Fun... it’s about fun. It's also about funds… you could say it's a combination of fun and draising... it's all about fundraising really.
We have a team of 8 of our best people in training for the exertions that lay ahead. There’ll be some clue finding, some clue interpreting, there’ll be some head scratching (lot’s actually), they might stop to get their energy levels back up (pints of energy), there’ll be some running… it’ll be good fun.
The official description is: "Teams of 6 - 10 people are faced with questions, clues and activities around Dublin city. The winning team will be crowned the “Smartest Techies” at the post event party. This event unites the Irish tech and business communities to compete in a treasure trail where strategy and team work will ultimately determine the winners, all while supporting Temple Street Hospital. The success of this incredible event relies on the participation of companies from all walks of industry, large and small, including both indigenous Irish businesses and multinationals" Temple Street Hospital.
Temple Street is Ireland's leading National Children's Hospital and provides loving care to over 148,000 patients each year from all over Ireland. These patients and their families rely on Temple Street to provide the best care in the best possible environment. Our support will allow them to make a real difference to the children and parents of Temple Street Children's University Hospital by funding the redevelopment of hospital facilities, purchasing life-saving equipment, financing research and by creating a caring environment. It will literally save lives every single day. And there is no greater gift than that.
We came first in the “SaaS companies located at 12 Warrington place, Dublin 2” category.
“We had an amazing day last year. Running around the city like over grown children the game was so much fun, the weather was amazing and we had a great time recovering at the after party and the best part it's all for a great cause!!"
- Jenny Fogarty, Marketing Manager & Party Starter
We did, however, manage to win maybe one of the most important awards of the day… “Most Money Raised – SME”. We raised €4000. We were so delighted. The team dug deep. The senior management team dug deep. Some of our customers even made donations!
Don’t tell the boss but we’re going to ask him for money! We’re also getting our bake on. We had a cake/bake sale in here, the guys baked lots of different cakes (of varying quality to be politically correct) and we had an honesty box for contributions. This was lots of fun and kept us away from our desks for longer than expected. We raised €4000!
If you would like to donate to our entry please do (there is zero pressure though) -