Last Friday, May 19th, 36 employees from various departments across Intel took to the stage to take on ‘The Kube’, a charity challenge event which was the latest in a series of fundraising activities in support of Intel’s 2017 signature charities; Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Jigsaw.
The event itself, which was hosted in Confey GAA Club, was modelled on the format of the popular TV series ‘The Kube’ and involved all 36 contestants participating in different heats and tackling a number of different challenges that would test their physical ability, mental ability, intelligence, and responsiveness.
All of the contestants on the night work at the Intel campus in Leixlip and volunteered to be part of the event which involved weeks of promotion along with fundraising for the signature charities through sponsorship and ticket sales.
Confey GAA Club in Leixlip were generous hosts of the event and in front of a packed audience each of the 36 contestants competed individually in a series of heats before winners from each round returned to the stage to take part in Semi-Final and Final rounds. The overall winner on the night was Michael Kane who scooped the top prize having clocked the fastest challenge time in the final round.
The night was an overwhelming success with over €16,000 being raised for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie and Jigsaw. This will be combined with monies raised through other events with the total overall fundraising amount being revealed at the end of the year.
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About Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie “National Children’s Cancer Charity” was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman, after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years. Their mission is to deliver practical and financial support available to children suffering from cancer in Ireland and their families. The support they provide varies case by case as almost every situation is different. They solely focus on providing the supports to allow the family to focus on their wellbeing, their support of each other, and the treatment and recovery of their child – www.aoibheannspinktie.ie.
Jigsaw is the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Founded in 2006, they continuously work towards ensuring that no young person feels alone, isolated and disconnected from others around them. They currently provide services in 12 different communities around Ireland, delivering vital supports to young people and educating people about youth mental health. Their vision is an Ireland where young people are connected to their community and have the resilience to face challenges to their mental health – www.jigsaw.ie
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