In January Tandem announced that its charity partner for 2020 was Focus Ireland. The prevalence of homelessness in our society drove Tandem’s desire to play its part in a solution to this national crisis. Focus Ireland’s aim is to stem the tide of homelessness, initially by helping people to stay in their homes and then providing homes for them when this is not possible. Focus Ireland also offers the provision of a youth centred housing programme, this focuses on individuals that were in state care up to the age of 18, young people who have nowhere else to turn upon reaching that milestone age. This programme aims to put an end to a cycle of youth homelessness that would otherwise deepen the national crisis even further.
Tandem was a proud Business Network Ambassador for Focus Ireland during 2020. Over the course of the year Tandem participated in multiple Focus Ireland fundraising activities and completed a garden makeover project on a Focus Ireland property in Cork. Throughout the year, Tandem’s efforts combined with the garden project delivered a total fundraising of just over €14,000.00. A big thanks to Peter Dowdall for his expertise and support with the project!
In April, Tandem participated in two fundraising events, ‘The Next Step’ and the ‘Big Rebel Sleepout’ and in doing so raised over €5,100. In October, Team Tandem gave one night to change a lifetime by partaking the Shine A Light Night sleepout. Six members of the team came together virtually to sleep-out in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness, raising almost €5,200!
Tandem continues its efforts for Focus Ireland throughout December by participating in the Focus Ireland Christmas Jumper Day and from donations in lieu of Christmas cards.
Thank you to all of our colleagues, families and friends who have supported Tandem’s fundraising for Focus Ireland in 2020.
As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem Project Management Ltd.’s Engineers volunteered for the Engineers Ireland STEPS Young Engineers Award Programme. The STEPS Young Engineers Award competition encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils to explore the world of engineering. Students are asked to look around in their community and identify opportunities for improvement, to form an engineering team and take on the challenge of finding solutions using an engineering approach. Due to COVID-19 our 2020 engagement was virtual. Tandem’s Engineers delivered presentations on what it is like to be an Engineer and the students then had the opportunity to showcase their projects and work on a team-based engineering challenge.
Tandem’s STEPS Week in numbers:
- 5 Tandem Engineers
- 7 Virtual School visits
- 4 Young Engineers Award Projects
- 187 Students
We look forward to visiting many more schools in the future and introducing them to the exciting world of Engineering.
Tandem has participated in two Focus Ireland fundraising events in April 2020, The Next Step Challenge and The Big Rebel Sleepout. Tandem is proud to announce that we have raised a total of €5,021.93 from these two events.
For The Next Step Challenge ‘Team Tandem’ ran, or walked, a
total of 772.4 miles, raising €3,610.85. Of the teams that participated, Team Tandem clocked up the
most miles and the highest level of fundraising. Tandem applauds the 332 Next Step participants nationwide who raised a total of €57,581.00 for Focus Ireland.
The Big Rebel Sleep Out was held on Saturday 25th
April and Tandem’s participation raised €1,411.08.
Well done to all involved and a massive thank you to
clients, colleagues, families and friends who so generously contributed to our
Dick White, Tim Mulhall, Eoin O’Brien, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Mark Breen, Brendan Keohane, Frank Bruen, Pat Daly, Sam Lee, Marchon Monroe, Finian Murphy, Maurice Cunningham and Linda Nugent
A Christmas raffle at Tandem HQ resulted in €320 being donated to Cork Penny Dinners.
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations, currently serving up to 2000 freshly made meals per week at their premises.
Their aims are simple – to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition, sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal. There is always an open door and a warm welcome. Cork Penny Dinners are open 7 days a week all year round including Christmas Day.
Tandem was delighted to sponsor the Sundays Well RFC. Tim Mulhall presented the club jersey to President David Sweeney.
Sundays Well hosts over 300 junior and senior players every week.
Tandem Project Management Ltd. was delighted to sponsor the Gailltír Under 12 Camogie team. Congratulations on being crowned county champions!