Over 100 teams from Ireland’s business and tech communities have now signed up for a unique, citywide treasure trail on 7 July in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital, leaving just 30 team slots available.

Teams from Zendesk, eBay, LinkedIn, Airbnb and PaddyPower Betfair are just some of those competing in this year’s Techies4TempleStreet ‘Techies Treasure Trail’. The event is a fun and challenging team-building and networking day out organised by the Temple Street Foundation and sponsored by customer service software company Zendesk, this year’s ‘Leadership Partner’.

Open to companies of all sizes, from the smallest start-ups to the biggest multinationals, participants will trek across Dublin city centre seeking buried treasure, completing a variety of different challenges along the way.

Since the first treasure trail in 2015, Techies4TempleStreet has raised over €400,000 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. These funds have been put to work in the hospital to help sick children and their families, providing life-saving equipment and services.

Commenting, Denise Fitzgerald, CEO of the Temple Street Foundation, said: “Having one hundred teams registered well in advance of this year’s event bodes extremely well for our fundraising goals. In 2016, we raised €200,000, and now it looks like we’re on course to break that record. This will have real, tangible benefits for Temple Street Children’s Hospital, its patients and their families.

“There’s still time to register, and we encourage every company in the business and tech community, big or small, to sign up for a day of fun and networking, all for a very good cause.”

Colum Twomey, vice president of product development at Zendesk and head of the Irish office, said: “Techies4TempleStreet presents an opportunity to meet and network with some of the brightest and most influential players in Ireland’s business and tech industries. The event is inclusive and open to everyone—all you need to do is gather your team and bring a sense of fun.

“Zendesk is happy to once again support Techies4TempleStreet, this year as the Leadership Partner, and we look forward to an exciting day of treasure hunting and team-building for a worthy cause.”

The Techies4TempleStreet treasure hunt will take place on Friday, 7 July at the RDS in Dublin. The winners will be crowned ‘Ireland’s Smartest Techies’ at a post-event party. For full details and to register your team, visit: http://www.techies4templestreet.ie

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