Business Journalists Corporate Challenge back to raise vital funds for Dublin Simon Community - 20th Year of Corporate Challenge
The Business Journalists Association of Ireland (BJAI) today launched the 20th Corporate Challenge quiz, in aid of Dublin Simon Community. Kindly hosted by An Post at the iconic GPO, and following a three-year gap, the event will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2023, at The GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson will once again act as quizmaster and will be joined by a surprise adjudicator! The Reputations Agency is donating event management and public relations services for the eighth year.
The Corporate Challenge is open to all companies interested in helping to raise funds for Dublin Simon Community. Each year the Corporate Challenge Quiz night attracts some of the top names from the world of law, business and public relations. Since the annual event began it has raised over €600,000 for Dublin Simon Community who provide life-saving services and support to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Dublin and the surrounding counties.
The cost for a corporate table of four is €1,000. A journalist will also join a corporate table and act as an additional team member for the evening's quiz. Registration by 7pm, with drinks and finger food, before the quiz starts at 7.30pm sharp. For the first time the night will feature an 'Ask the editors' discussion where guests will have a unique opportunity to turn the tables on senior business journalists to ask their own questions like; 'who decides what goes in the news, how, why and when?'.
To register your corporate table now – and to fight it out for the glory of being named the 2023 Corporate Challenge Champion (and quite a few prizes too!), simply email one of below who will send you the registration form: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Kenny, CEO of Dublin Simon Community said, “The BJAI Corporate Challenge fundraising initiative has been a vital fundraising lifeline for Dublin Simon Community over the years. The funds raised on the night help us to provide vital services to those who rely on us each day. Through these donations, combined with the commitment of the business community and the business journalists, we can continue to address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan and help to make home a reality for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”
Donal O’Donovan, Chair, the Business Journalist Association of Ireland, said "Simon does incredibly difficult and important work for people in really dire need and that costs money so we are really keen to get the Quiz back up and running to throw our support behind that cause."
Paula Butler, Company Secretary, An Post said, “An Post is delighted to support the BJAI Corporate Challenge and it will be a very special, fun night at the GPO for everyone involved in the Challenge as sponsors, company teams or journalists. We want to fill the GPO and raise as much money as possible for Dublin Simon Community so they can continue to provide the many vital services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.”
Catherine Walsh, Director, The Reputations Agency, said, “With about 50 people a week becoming homeless in Ireland, thousands in emergency accommodation and close to 100,000 on the social housing waiting list we are calling on all organisations, large and small, to participate in this fun and worthy fundraising initiative event. This event has already raised almost €600,000 for Dublin Simon Community and with your help, we hope to raise much needed funds again this year.”