The sounds of frantic splashing and good-natured shouting and cheers of support echoed around Grand Canal Dock recently as teams of landlubbers took to the water in a bid to help homeless charity Depaul.
The homelessness charity’s Raft Race Against Homelessness tempted a number of corporate teams out into the normally calm waters, where their somewhat coordinated efforts made quite a splash with amused colleagues and bemused onlookers.
Although the teams ended up with more water on them than around them, they took their soakings with good spirits, happy to help paddle the fundraising total along to the impressive final figure of approximately €20,000 for Depaul.
The fourth such annual raft race for Depaul proved a hit with all the corporate teams taking part, with the 500m stretch for races seeing number-crunching skills swapped for paddle-powered teamwork, all in the name of supporting Depaul’s work with people all around the island of Ireland.
The corporate participants to take to the water this year included Trouble Brewing, BHP, Fresh, Pfizer, Mazars, Codex Office Solutions, Automatic Fire and Integrated Solutions and Bank of Ireland.