West Community Affairs

August 30, 2012

West in the World: West without Borders - Tech Group Europe

Tech Group Europe partnered with Temple Street Children’s Hospital for the 2012 West without Borders campaign.

Established in 1872, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital is a national facility that provides pediatric care to children from all over Ireland. Each year, over 130,000 sick children are cared for in Temple Street, with many of the inpatients coming from outside Dublin. The Accident and Emergency Department cares for almost 50,000 children annually, making it one of the busiest facilities in Europe.

On Friday, May 25, the staff at Tech Group Europe gathered for a stationary cycling event to raise much needed funds for the Hospital. The group cycled the equivalent distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head (500 km, the length of Ireland!) on stationary bikes. The event was a resounding success with hundreds of onlookers/shoppers contributing as they watched the cyclists sweat the distance in the shopping mall. The fundraising total is currently €19919.15 and all the proceeds will go directly to the Renal Ward in the Children’s Hospital.

To learn more about Temple Street Children’s Hospital, please visit: http://www.templestreet.ie/