Murphy Geospatial Takes on Company-Wide Kilometres Challenge to Raise Funds for Charity
As a company committed to supporting our community, Murphy Geospatial is thrilled to announce the success of our summer charity challenge, taken on by the whole organisation. Designed to raise money for the Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, and the Children’s Health Foundation, everyone really gave their all to make a positive impact.
With our Ireland, UK and Omega teams coming together to
raise funds, we are extremely proud of everyone’s commitment to such a worthy
cause. The challenge was simple: each team would clock up as many kilometres as
possible on their mobile, watch or pedometer trackers.
We divided everyone into mixed teams to give our diverse
sectors the chance to get to know each other better. From there, our staff were
able to choose from a variety of exercises to clock up the most mileage,
including walking, running and cycling. Every Monday morning, a weekly
leaderboard shared the progress so far, skyrocketing our competitive spirit
with each new statistic.
While the thought of beating their fellow colleagues may have been a strong driving force, our teams grew increasingly passionate about raising as much money as possible for our chosen charities. Centrepoint is an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable homeless young people in need, helping them to create a more positive future. Crumlin Children’s Hospital is Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital, committed to saving the lives of children every day. We’ll be donating some of the funds to the Children’s Health Foundation to support the great work they do to support families, provide equipment and make research possible.
As well as donating to take part, a prize raffle was also
held to boost the final pot. Murphy Geospatial pledged to match all donations
made by colleagues throughout the company, adding to the total amount raised.
The winners of the Kilometres Challenge were as follows:
1st – Cormac Daly & Conor Mulholland – 634.64 kms 2nd – Paraic Quirke & Tim Pickering – 598.8 kms 3rd – Ger Cowman & Kai Dubbert – 486.03 kms
1st – Raymond Murphy & Ivo Homola – 3160.63 kms 2nd – Louie Rito & Ciuc Catalin – 3030.29 kms 3rd – David Graham & John Richardson – 2546.13 kms
1st – Roisin Nic Coil, Rosemary Adamson, Gisela Laureiro, Luis Gaio = 1095.16 kms 2nd – Ancuta – Valentina Rotaru, JP Kelly, Jan Stanicek, Lais Duran = 842.92 kms 3rd – Nathalia Rosa, Alan Murray, Karel Fabel, Cath Hartmans = 841.52 kms
The company travelled 20,991 kilometres throughout the month
of August which equals to travelling to Vietnam and back from our Kilcullen
About Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin
Foundation Crumlin, formerly CMRF Crumlin, was originally set up to provide
vital funding to paediatric research, which was and remains utterly
underfunded. This is an area which is considered a beacon of hope to hundreds
of thousands of families who face weeks, months and often years of disruption
and challenge due to childhood illness, disease or disability right across the
world. Research is a global effort to find better treatments and cures,
management and preventative strategies.
We also provide critical
supports and funding to sick children from all over Ireland who attend CHI
Crumlin for diagnosis, treatment, and care on their patient journey. Each year
at least 120,000 children attend Crumlin for critical care and support.
We have three core goals, our Pillars.
Funding initiatives, research and projects that will:
• Save young lives
• Improve the quality of life for children living with childhood disease or illness
• Enhance patient experience and brighten sick children’s days
• Centrepoint is the leading charity for homeless young people aged 16-25.
• Centrepoint operates nationally, with bases in London, Manchester, the North East and Yorkshire.
• Centrepoint supports 15,000 vulnerable young people a year by providing accommodation, teaching valuable life skills, tackling their physical and mental health issues and working with them to get them into education or employment.
• The Freephone Centrepoint Helpline is available for any young person aged 16-25 worried about homelessness. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
• The Centrepoint Helpline number is: 0808 800 0661.
• HRH The Duke of Cambridge became Centrepoint’s Patron in 2005.