Leanne Thornton and Fiach O’Byrne of Osbourne Recruitment at the Breast Cancer Ireland HQ in Merrion Square, Dublin.
Throughout the month of October, the team at the Drogheda based recruitment company Osborne took part in a fundraising challenge to raise vital funds for mental health charity Jigsaw and Breast Cancer Ireland.
The Osborne staff set themselves the challenge to walk, run or cycle on each of the 31 days of October to collectively reach a target of 5,000 Kms and to fundraise a total €5,000, or €1 per Km to be divided equally between the two charities. The team surpassed their total and raised an impressive €5,064 which they presented to both charities earlier this week.
The fundraising challenge was publicised on social media with friends, family members, clients and colleagues showing their support through a dedicated GoFundMe page. Osborne also held an internal raffle with local organisations donating prizes as a gesture of goodwill.
Osborne Marketing Executive, Jamie McGivern, said that supporting local and national charities through their Corporate Social Responsibility programme is something they are very proud of.
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“We knew we wanted to do a fundraising challenge in quarter4 and with October being both Mental Health Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness month in Ireland, it was an easy decision for our team” Jamie said.
“We were thrilled to support both wonderful causes and to have the opportunity to meet with both charities to present the cheques.”
Steven Short of Jigsaw said: 'We are so genuinely thankful to all the team in Osborne for their incredible support and fundraising.
“The funds they raised will ensure we can continue to provide the mental health services and supports that our young (clients) deserve, such as our Jigsaw Live Chat and group chat on www.jigsaw.ie, our One Good School secondary schools program which is in schools right across Ireland and vital research to educate and advocate for what young people need to support their mental health.”
The CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland, Aisling Hurley, said: “We are ever so grateful for this
incredibly generous donation to Breast Cancer Ireland by Osborne. This will help us continue our work in providing complimentary breast awareness seminars to companies, schools and organisations all over Ireland.”
Osborne plan to continue raising funds and volunteering across Ireland and in Toronto, Canada in the month of December with each of the nine Osborne locations participating in local and national fundraising events.