On Friday, 14th October, Tandem Project Management Ltd. took part in Focus Ireland’s #ShineALight fundraising campaign. Well done to all the participants and many thanks to our sponsors who helped us to reach our goal of raising €1,000 for the charity!
Tandem chose three charity partners in 2021, Focus Ireland, Make-A-Wish Ireland, and The Rainbow Club – Centre for Autism. As usual, Tandem’s staff and contractors have gone above and beyond in their contributions to our fundraising efforts and in their event participation. To date, Tandem has raised over €6,000 for its chosen charities and its fundraising efforts continue throughout December. Below is a roundup of Tandem’s activities in 2021.
In March, Tandem participated in the Focus Ireland Camino de Quarantine, a virtual walk covering the distance from Saria to Santiago de Campostela, 114km of the French way of St. James. Tandem also fundraised for Easter Eggs that were delivered to both Focus Ireland and The Rainbow Club, just in time for Easter.
In October Tandem participated in Shine a Light Night, in their fundraising efforts for just one day the team surrendered a comfortable night in bed to experience a fraction of what homeless people endure every day.
Also in March, Tandem ran a competition to fundraise for Make-A-Wish Ireland, we packed a jar full of jellybeans and donators guessed the number of sweets in the jar. The closest guess was just 34 sweets off the total! The sweets were then donated to Temple Street children’s hospital.
Throughout July Tandem participated in Make-A-Wish Ireland’s “Wheels for Wishes” campaign. The challenge was to cycle 250km during the month. Also in July, we ran a Virtual Race Night, a night of horse racing with colleagues and their families that was good fun and for a great cause.
In October Tandem organised a fundraising hike on Carrauntoohil in aid of the Rainbow Club, it was a huge success and was a first for many of the participants. One of the highlights of The Rainbow Club’s year is the upcoming Santa visit, Tandem have also raised money to support the gift giving at that event. Tandem has volunteered some time to assist with clearing land for their expansion and will be back again over the coming weeks to further assist with the expansion and to help setting up their all-important Santa visit.
Throughout 2021 Tandem has also engaged with other charities, groups, and sports clubs, delivering sponsorship, and fundraising to support their work and their events. It has been a hugely successful year to date, we thank all our staff and contractors for their support and their time.
Tandem is delighted to round up a great year of Corporate Social Engagement with a very busy December supporting our charity partners. During December, Tandem raised €610 for the Rainbow Club’s Santa visit, and our personnel volunteered to help with Christmas preparation at the club.
Tandem has supported Focus Ireland by volunteering 24 hours during December at the Remembrance Christmas Tree on Patrick Street in Cork, of which Focus Ireland is one of the recipients this year. Our personnel also donated a collection of gift items to Focus Ireland in time for their Christmas delivery to clients.
To end our 2021 CSE programme, Tandem’s Christmas Quiz, Raffle and Auction raised €790 for Make-A-Wish Ireland.
The Rainbow Club Centre for Autism, Focus Ireland and Make-A-Wish Ireland perform amazing work in the service of others every day, and it has been a pleasure working with them all throughout this year. Tandem wishes to thank all of its personnel that have gone above and beyond in their contributions to our fundraising efforts and event participation in 2021!
Camino De Quarantine
During the month of April, Team Tandem took on the Focus Ireland Camino De Quarantine challenge. Participants walked a minimum of 114km in aid of Focus Ireland. The distance is that of the last stage of the French Camino from the town of Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. Tandem raised €1,000 for Focus Ireland with this event.
Focus Ireland replicates the real Camino experience, recognising each stage of your walk by virtually “stamping” your online Camino passport. If you are interested in participating, the Camino De Quarantine is an ongoing fundraising event for Focus Ireland, you can sign up for it here: Camino De Quarantine
Make-A-Wish Virtual Race Night
In June Tandem held a virtual race night in aid of Make-A-Wish. Participants enjoyed an evening at the races, with simulated gambling only the evening was focused on fun and fundraising. Employees were joined by friends and family, adults and children, creating a welcome atmosphere. There were spot prizes for best dressed, best background and overall winner on the night. We raised €500 from the evening which will help to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Tandem is delighted to announce its charity partners for 2021.
We look forward to an exciting Corporate Social Responsibility programme for 2021 and to some fun filled activities and fundraising with these three great charities:
A wish granted is true magic for children with life-threatening medical conditions, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Make-A-Wish does not receive any government funding, and relies overwhelmingly on the kindness of the Irish public to continue granting wishes.
Homelessness is still very prevalent in our society and Tandem would like to continue to support Focus Ireland this year.
The Rainbow Club Cork, Centre for Autism
The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism is a professional autism service provider. Supported by over 60 volunteers, their mission is to provide skills, support and a community hub for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
To celebrate Wish Week Tandem raised €600 with a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition. Make-A-Wish Ireland raised over €40,000 during Wish Week to continue their work of granting wishes to seriously ill children. For Easter Tandem has fundraised to donate 250+ Easter Eggs to Focus Ireland and The Rainbow Club Centre for Autism. Tandem would like to thank everyone who have supported its fundraisers.
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.
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 fundraising.