Osborne walk, run and cycle for Mental Health and Breast Cancer Ireland! - Osborne

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5,000 KM for €5,000

Osborne walk, run and cycle for Mental Health and Breast Cancer Ireland

Throughout the month of October, the Osborne Team took part in a fundraising challenge to raise vital funds for two well deserving charities, Jigsaw and Breast Cancer Ireland, chosen internally by the Osborne Team.

The challenge; to walk, run or cycle for the 31 days of October to collectively reach a target of 5,000KM and fundraising total €5,000, or €1 per KM. Split equally between both charities, the Osborne team raised an impressive €5,064 which they presented to both charities earlier this week.

The fundraising challenge was heavily publicised on social media with friends, family members, clients and our 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.

Speaking at the photocall, Jamie McGivern, Osborne Marketing Executive said “Supporting local and national Not For Profit organisations through our CSR programme is something we’re very proud of at Osborne. 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. We were thrilled to support both wonderful causes and to have the opportunity to meet with both charities to present the cheque”

Steven Short, Community Fundraising Officer, Jigsaw also spoke at the photocall saying ‘We are so genuinely thankful to all the team in Osborne for their incredible support and fundraising. The funds they raised for us will ensure we can continue to provide the mental health services and supports that our young 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’

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 Toronto, Canada in the month of December with each of the 9 Osborne locations participating in local and national fundraising events. For more on Osborne’s CSR programmes and initiatives please contact jamie.mcgivern@osborne.ie

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