On Friday October 4th Intel Ireland hosted an ‘Oskars’ fundraising event which is the latest in a series of fundraising activities in support of Intel’s 2019 signature charities Saplings Rathfarnham and Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue.
The event was held in the Red Cow Moran hotel where an audience of over 350 people assembled for the reveal of a number of movie productions which had been created by Intel employees.
In August of this year the Oskar’s event was launched and 85 Intel employees signed up to be a part of the initiative which is a fun way to raise funds for selected charities. The 85 employees were split into 7 different groups and each was assigned a movie or television show to reproduce. Each movie was approximately 10 minutes in length and saw the participants act out well known scenes. Those taking part completed a number of rehearsals before the filming took place and were responsible for all aspects of the production from location selection to costumes and props!
The 7 movies that were recreated for the event were Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Blues Brothers, Peaky Blinders, The Blair Witch, Officer and a Gentleman and The Snapper.
The evening was produced by Kevin Rowe events and radio broadcaster Adrian Kennedy was on hand as the master of ceremonies. There were a number of awards presented on the night which were selected by a panel of judges which included Fiona Fennelly, Morgan C. James and Robbie Walsh. The awards were as follows;
- Best Movie – The Snapper
- Best Actor – Tom Biggs who played the role of Dessie Curley in The Snapper
- Best Actress – Mairead Whelan who played the role of Mia in Pulp Fiction
- Best Supporting Actor – Allen Conlon who played the role of Billy Kimber in Peaky Blinders
- Best Supporting Actress – Bridget Masterson who played the role of The Penguin in Blues Brothers
- Highest Grossing Movie – Peaky Blinders
- Best fundraiser – Christopher Devaney
Each of the teams worked together to raise funds in the build up to the big event and there were also a number of opportunities to support the charities on the night itself.
A remarkable total of €21,000 was raised for the 2 signature charities. This will be combined with monies raised through other events with the total overall fundraising amount being revealed at the end of the year.
Both of the Signature Charities will also benefit from Intel’s unique initiative, the Matching Grants Program, which motivates employees to engage in volunteerism by providing cash grants to the organisations where the employees volunteer their time.
About Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue
The purpose of the organisation is to provide a professional mountain rescue service for those who find themselves in need. This may include Mountain or Crag accidents or lost, overdue, or missing persons. In the last number of years the team responded to over 50 “call-outs” on average per annum. This does not include the behind the scenes work of training and committee meetings. Read more here.
Saplings aim is to support individuals with a diagnosis of autism and their families, assisting them to achieve their full potential and participate in their family and community life through the provision of holistic, evidence based services, celebrating each individual’s dignity, uniqueness and right to an optimal education. Read more here.
Intel Ireland is proud to support these charities and the amazing work they do.
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