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The Run

Calcutta Run – the Legal Fundraiser is calling runners of all levels, family, kids and friends to kick off the summer by either running or walking the 10km or shorter distance of 5km on Saturday, 21 May at Blackhall Place. Bring the whole office, your family and friends and even your dog along to enjoy the scenic route through the Phoenix Park.

There are many ways you can support the run including being a Supporter Firm or by putting together a team for the DX Team Challenge.

The Fun

As a reward for all the hard work, runners and walkers will receive a goodie bag and can then relax and enjoy the BBQ, bar, live music, market, DJ and fun activities at the Finish Line Festival in the grounds of Blackhall Place. If that isn’t exhausting enough, participants can also hit a club that night for the official after-party!

Kids will also get their time to shine in the mini athletics and fun activities. It’s a guaranteed fun day out so get your friends and family involved and sign up.

The Sums

An astonishing 1,200 people participated in 2015 raising over €164,000. In the past 18 years, in excess of €3.1m has been raised to support homeless youths in Dublin and Calcutta. The aim is to actively involve all participants in raising funds for both recipient charities.

There is no registration fee but the homeless need your help to reach our 2016 target of €200,000. We ask that all participants raise an individual fundraising amount. Now all you have to do is choose your target below.


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The Charities

Peter McVerry Trust

Dublin’s homeless youths through Peter McVerry Trust will benefit through these targets:

  • €100 will provide a self-starter kit for someone entering one of the Trust’s residential services.
  • €125 will provide a self-starter kit as well as providing toiletries and basic clothing for someone coming off the street in to one of the Trust’s services.
  • €150 will provide a self-starter kit as well as safe and warm overnight accommodation for one person or lunches for 50 people in the drop-on centre located in Dublin.

GOAL

Calcutta’s homeless youths through GOAL will benefit from these targets:

  • €100 will provide an auto chlorination system bringing safe drinking water to families preventing the spread of disease.
  • €125 will provide an auto chlorination system and basic training for adults in basic numeric skills.
  • €150 will provide an auto chlorination system as well as health and life skill training for teenage boys and girls or one year of educational essentials for 5 children.

Read more on the work of both charities.


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