Obelisk Group, a Cavan based company formed in 1996, signed a three year commitment to UNICEF Ireland. Working in over 150 countries across the world, UNICEF is committed to finding the best and most cost-effective ways to save children's lives, and provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief and protection.
Despite extraordinary progress, 24,000 children still die each day from preventable causes. UNICEF’s mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood.
Obelisk who employ nearly two hundred people, pledged to raise €75,000 for the world's poorest children over the next three years. Any money raised by the employees will be matched by the company.
UNICEF Ireland and Obelisk’s commitment was formalised today when Obelisk Directors Padraig Brady and Colm Murphy hosted a football fundraiser in Cavan, and afterwards at The Black Lion in Cavan Town.
Padraig Brady spoke about the commitment by the company and its employees to UNICEF Ireland; “We were inspired by the work of UNICEF but more so by the children across the world who show such endless courage" he said. "We are thankful to all our employees for helping us raise this money, as well as supporting such a worthy cause. To us this is about helping children who are unable to receive the support every child deserves. It is about building on our social corporate responsibility by giving something back”.
"UNICEF Ireland is proud to announce Obelisk as a corporate partner today. Their support will play a critical role over the next three years, contributing to our programmes to save and improve the lives of children worldwide," said Lisa-Nicole Dunne, Director of Fundraising at UNICEF Ireland. "With their support, we will continue to promote the rights of every child to a healthy, secure childhood and access to quality education.”
Obelisk held a raffle at the fundraiser night. Prizes were generously donated by local independent shops; Cavan Sports, Cara Pharmacy, Daisy Dukes, Boyles Men, Multi Sound, Absolute Jewellery, Shira Jewellery, GT Electric and Cavan Gifts. As well as chains Tesco, Dunne Stores, Heatons, Sally West, Eason’s all donating prizes. The fundraiser night raised nearly €3000 for UNICEF Ireland.
UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organisation in the world. Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. UNICEF Ireland supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in Ireland. UNICEF receives no funding from the United Nations but is supported entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations, non-governmental organisations and governments.
Obelisk was founded in 1996 by Directors Padraig Brady and Colm Murphy. Obelisk is a leading supplier of high quality infrastructure build, network solutions and maintenance services to telecommunication operators and utilities alike. Obelisk Energy, its sister company, is a supplier of energy solutions and maintenance services to renewable energy operators and utilities alike. Expert project management, experienced competent people and total dedication make Obelisk a strong and reliable supplier.
Websites: www.obelisk.com & www.obeliskenergy.ie