Do your bit for charity
Focus Ireland is calling on business leaders and influencers to sign up for its annual “Shine A Light Night” sleep out to raise €500,000 for its life-line services to tackle homelessness.
This is the sixth year of the event that sees the business community swap their boardrooms for a night sleeping out in Cork City Gaol on Friday, October 13.
Each participant must raise over €3,000 to help the charity achieve its target of €500,000.
Meanwhile, the same night, Focus Ireland is also calling on staff in workplaces throughout Ireland to play their part by holding sleepins or sleep-outs to raise funds.
Over 100 CEOs and senior executives have already signed up for Focus Ireland Shine A Light 2017. In addition to Red FM, Nova Broadband, Intrust Communications, Carol Jermyn, and Upstream other Cork participants include Educo Gym, entrepreneur Ernest Cantillon, UCC, Johnson Controls, Mckesson Ireland, and Wave Superfood will take part.
Last year alone, over €500,000 was raised through Shine a Light Night, with over 100 CEO’s, 450 employees and 54 companies taking part.