Hunter Savage Join the Calcutta Run on Saturday 18th May
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We wish our colleagues the very best of luck for the upcoming Calcutta Run on Saturday 18th May and hope that their training schedule will make the challenge on the day, a little easier – good luck guys!
Hunter Savage is delighted to be participating in this dedicated legal fundraiser in Dublin. To date, an incredible €4 million has been raised in 21 years, which has helped countless homeless young people both at home and abroad through the Peter McVerry Trust, The Hope Foundation, and previously through GOAL.
The fundraiser was originally the idea of Eoin MacNeill and Joe Kelly of A&L Goodbody. In January 1999, Eoin and Joe approached the Law Society to explore ways of bringing the legal profession together to create an annual fundraising event to support homeless children in Ireland and in Calcutta. They met with Ken Murphy, who introduced them to Cillian MacDomhnaill and the idea of Calcutta Run was born! Eoin, Joe and Cillian are still centrally involved in the Calcutta Run today.
Spurred by the success of the inaugural run in 1999, the event has grown from strength to strength and now accommodates walkers, runners, cyclists, soccer players and tennis players, with events taking place in Dublin, New York, Calcutta and Cork!
Over 1,300 people took part in 2018, raising an incredible €300,000 and with an extra effort from all the firms and individuals involved they will no doubt surpass this achievement!
Find out more about the amazing charity work at http://www.calcuttarun.com/the-charities/.