Planning ahead—CSR events to add to your calendar
CSR, or Corporate Social Responsibility, is something which most modern businesses actively integrate into their corporate business model. It is typically self-regulated within a business whereby they monitor its active compliance with the spirit of the law and domestic/international ethical standards.
While CSR is something most companies today elect to do, some businesses will decide to take the basic concept a step further. They go beyond the statutory requirements and engage in actions which contribute to social good without any interest to the firm’s business. These include charity fundraisers, community projects and social gatherings. These can be on-site or in conjunction with a local group.
We here at Glandore take pride in offering our members a wide variety of corporate events, including some rewarding experiences through our CSR schedule. We host a number of these events throughout the year and we already have some fantastic opportunities lined up for the summer months. Take note of the following events which will be coming up in 2018 for your company’s CSR schedule.
Darkness into Light—May 2018
Each year, the Darkness into Light charity run raises thousands of much needed funds for the Pieta House foundation, a charity dedicated to helping those facing suicidal distress or who engage in self-harm.
The theme of the event is an accurate reflection of its name. Participants take part in a 5km run or walk beginning in the early hours of the morning and should technically finish as the sun rises.
A beautiful sentiment and a fantastic way to raise money for such a dedicated charity. Members of our Glandore Network will have the opportunity to sign up for the Darkness into Light run in the coming months.
Bloomsday is a particularly Irish festival which takes place each year and celebrates one day in particular, Thursday 16th, the day depicted in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’.
The day is named after the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom. Celebrations on the day include costumes competitions, live readings of the book and also performances.
There is also the tradition of the Bloomsday Breakfast which is commonplace on the day and involves consuming the same breakfast that Leopold does in the novel, liver and kidney alongside your standard Irish fried breakfast.
You can also get involved in the Irish Youth Foundation’s Annual Bloomsday Messenger Bike Rally & Lunch, celebrateing James Joyce’s Bloomsday and Dublin in the rare old times. Participants enjoy the atmosphere and sites of Dublin by joining over 100 Joycean cyclists who set off on a journey through the streets of the city. The Lord Mayor sets the group on their way from the steps of the Mansion House and join in on a rendition of ‘Molly Malone’. Bicycles ring-a-ring and the hooters honk as Edwardian ladies and gentlemen set off to continue their tour of Dublin, enjoying some leisurely stops at friendly public houses for drinks and nibbles en route back to the Shelbourne Hotel.
Some 250 colorful lunchers welcome the rally to the final destination, the ballroom in the Shelbourne Hotel, to enjoy a well-deserved lunch.
Techies for Temple Street- July 2018
Join the 1000 volunteers, all from the tech industry, for Techies4TempleStreet (T4TS) this July where teams from across the country come together for a unique technology-themed treasure hunt, while also raising vital funds for the Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
The T4TS treasure trail challenges each team with a treasure trail event with technology questions where digital platforms are used to help chart your progress throughout the day.
The event charges each team a flat rate of €750 to enter with teams then having to raise a minimum of €500 after that, all of which goes back into the charity. It’s a fantastic day out for those involved in the tech industry to get behind.
Docklands Volunteer Day—May 2018
The Docklands Volunteer Clean-Up is an annual event for local businesses to throw on their rubber gloves and help clean the area that is the Dublin docklands. Last year, local employees helped repaint the McMahon Bridge, collected litter in Pearse Park and helped de-weed the Campshire along North Wall Quay.
The main objective of the day is to encourage local businesses to take pride in their surroundings and get more involved with the area. Since Glandore operates an office space in the docklands, we feel that this would be a fantastic opportunity for our members to get out and give back to the community.
If last year is anything to go by, participants are in for an amazing day out and a chance to network with the surrounding businesses.