Eolas Recruitment Helps Paris2Nice Raise Thousands for Charity

Posted: 2 Oct 2017

Eolas Recruitment Helps Paris2Nice Raise Thousands for Charity

We had an exciting time at Eolas Recruitment last week, following the progress of the Paris2Nice bicycle tour that raised an impressive €340,575 (to date) for fifteen national and global charities.

This number is expected to rise as a few participants complete some of their last fundraising efforts. We are happy that our donations to the cause has allowed this year’s trip to go ahead, and has resulted in a remarkable outcome.

If you missed our recent coverage of Paris2Nice and are wondering what exactly it involves, the Paris2Nice trip is a cycling tour arranged by the not-for-profit organisation, of the same name, where each cyclist organises months of fundraising efforts for their chosen charities. The charities that benefitted this year from the cycling trip are as follows:

  • Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
  • ARC Cancer Support
  • Bray Lakers
  • Cancer Clinical Research Trust
  • Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
  • Diabetes Ireland
  • Haven
  • Irish Youth Foundation
  • Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice
  • Operation Smile
  • Spinal Injuries Ireland
  • St James’s Hospital Foundation
  • Surf2Heal
  • The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland
  • Wicklow Hospice

Firstly, we would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the tour that began last Friday (16th) and ended on Thursday 21st September. The cyclists who took part in this trip cycled an impressive 700km in total around some of France’s most scenic areas; with many of the participants only completing a couple of months training before tackling the trip. Secondly, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the people that donated money in response to the fantastic fundraising efforts by each of this year’s cyclists and charities involved. Lastly, we would like to thank the organisers of Paris2Nice that allowed us to proudly sponsor the trip and to be a part of this amazing cause. We not only pride ourselves on being a specialist IT recruitment firm in Ireland but also our contributions to the wider Irish community.

Cyclists celebrate crossing the finish line at Nice.

Commenting on the impact of the experience has had on their charity, Niall McLoughlin, the Chief Executive of the Irish Youth Foundation, stated: “Paris2Nice has become an increasingly important event in our fundraising calendar, with it now being one of our pillar events of the year. This year we raised €75,000, and money is still coming in from this year’s trip.

“We have been able to support many disadvantaged and at-risk children around Ireland because of the experience. The funds that we raise are able to be put towards projects that help the children who really need it, by providing opportunities that other children have…. There is a real tangible result of the physical and fundraising efforts…”

In terms of our contribution, Cynthia O’Mahony, the administrator of Paris2Nice, shared some kind words with us after the trip was completed: “The reason we can raise so much for charity is because of sponsors like Eolas Recruitment, who allow us to support all of these cyclists raising incredible amounts of money; 100% of which goes to the charities they care about.

“It is really wonderful to see how proud Eolas Recruitment are of being our sponsors. I’m really happy that they were so involved.

“Eolas Recruitment is one of our biggest sponsors, and it made a huge difference having their help this year. We are incredibly grateful to them.”

Line-up of women cyclists who finished Paris2Nice trip.

The phenomenal results of this year’s trip leave us with no doubt that next year is set to receive the same interest and enthusiasm that this year has demonstrated. Those interested in taking part in next year’s event should subscribe to the Paris2Nice mailing list to find out more information. Alternatively, read our interview with Cynthia to find out more about the organisation.

We were overjoyed to fund an international cause that provides such important aid to charities, but also allows our Irish organisation to build strong connections with the wider community. In light of the shortage of IT professionals within Ireland, we are hoping to raise awareness of our brand to countless people, both locally and abroad. We are always looking for IT professionals to fill the positions of some of the top IT roles within Ireland and would be interested to hear from those willing to relocate. Any individual that has skills within this area of expertise should get in touch with Eolas Recruitment today to discover the wide range of exciting opportunities available across Ireland.

Image credits: Rebecca Marshall 

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