Techies4TempleStreet charity treasure hunt hits the streets of Dublin this September

  • New date for the physical and virtual corporate treasure trail – Friday, 18th September
  • Now in its 6th year, the event has raised over €1.1million to support sick children in CHI at Temple Street
  • New socially-distanced format, which is the first event of its kind in Ireland, will see a mix of on-street and online fun and celebrations
  • Techies4TempleStreet is proudly supported by lead sponsor AIB, now in its third-year of partnership
  • Sign your team up today by visiting www.techies4templestreet.ie

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Techies4TempleStreet 2020 is set to hit the streets of Dublin on Friday, 18th September.  The physical and virtual corporate treasure trail, proudly supported by lead sponsor AIB, has a new format to ensure social-distancing and keep all participants safe.

 

The event will see teams from some of Ireland’s leading companies make their way across the city to chase clues, solve puzzles and complete a whole range of challenges and brain-teasers in the hope of claiming the title of ‘Ireland’s Smartest Techies’ – an accolade that went to ‘Zen Mob’, representing Zendesk, in 2019.

 

Teams will join together online after the event to take a look back at the day’s fun, enjoy some delicious food and games and to hear who has won the Techies4TempleStreet 2020 Trophy.

Now in its sixth year, Techies4TempleStreet will see teams of five from Ireland’s technology and business communities compete to win the coveted Trophy. As well as being a fun-filled and exciting event, T4TS is an ideal team-building day as colleagues combine brain power to gain points, complete challenges and bid to win the trophy.

 

To date, the unique charity treasure trail has raised over €1.1million for CHI at Temple Street, with funds being put to work where they are needed most to buy vital, life-saving equipment and help fund essential facilities and supports – benefitting sick children and their families when they need it most.

 

Temple Street Ambassador Jamie Heaslip says: “I’m thrilled that Techies4TempleStreet 2020 is going ahead with a new format to ensure that all teams can take part in the day’s fun and games in a safe and socially-distanced way. This event raises vital funds every year to support the incredible, life-saving work that happens in CHI at Temple Street every minute of every day. More than ever, the hospital needs your support and hope that Ireland’s tech and business sectors will once again come out on 18th September to take part in this unique and truly worthy cause.”

 

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation – which is part of the Children’s Health Foundation – says: “Techies4TempleStreet is one of the most innovative, exciting and fun events in the year. Techies has been warmly embraced by the country’s business and tech communities and has become an annual tradition for so many companies. The funds raised at this year’s Techies4TempleStreet will go to support little patients and their families in CHI at Temple Street and will help support the essential, life-saving work that happens in our hospital, every minute of every day. Our warmest thanks to our wonderful ambassador Jamie Heaslip for helping us to launch this year’s Techies4TempleStreet earlier this year and to our wonderful lead sponsors AIB, whose support helps make this event possible.”

 

Tim Hynes, Chief Information Officer, AIB says: “AIB is delighted to be backing Techies4TempleStreet as its lead sponsor for the 3rd year running. This is a wonderful event which raises awareness and support for an incredible cause. We look forward to participating in this enjoyable team building day out again this year, trekking across Dublin to seek out clues and hidden treasures. Over the past number of years we have had teams made up of AIB staff and our technology partners, which has been a great way to build relationships while raising funds to help Temple Street Children’s Hospital. I’d encourage everyone out there to get involved.”

 

To register your company’s team in the 2020 Techies4TempleStreet challenge on 18th September visit www.techies4templestreet.ie or call Temple Street Foundation on 01 878 4344.

 

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For more information please contact:

Celine Nic Oireachtaigh
Head of Communications
Temple Street Foundation
(Part of the Children’s Health Foundation family)
M: (086) 029 4183
E: cnicoireachtaigh@childrenshealth.ie