GVD Oracle Ireland: Treasure Hunting for Charity
By Maria Sandu on Jan 24, 2014
On the 25th of October volunteers from Oracle Ireland took part in an event to raise money for the non-profit organization Variety, the Children’s Charity. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of sick disabled and disadvantaged children in Ireland and donates wheelchairs through its Mobility Program.
Oracle’s sponsored Treasure Hunt was specifically aimed at providing a wheelchair for a little girl, 14 years old and diagnosed with McCune Albright Syndrome. Because of this rare and little understood syndrome she went through precocious puberty, meaning she went from baby to adult, with all the physical changes that come with that, with no child or adolescent stages in between.
From the age of 3 the little girl has spent most her life in and out of hospitals, and her health will worsen as she gets older. The Electrical Wheelchair will allow her to enjoy simple pleasures with her family, such as more mobility out of doors.
The Treasure Hunt gathered 23 volunteers who were grouped in teams of four or five and accumulated points by answering questions that involved visiting places all over the city.
Teams had bags of Variety’s Golden Hearts, spreading them around in return for donations.
The overall winner of the treasure hunt was the team pictured here with medals for having solved the 12 questions. The team that earned the most money through sponsorships won a big box of chocolates and the team that raised the most money through the Golden Hearts also got a box of chocolates.
The little girl and her family will now have something exciting to look forward to.
---- written by Robert Harris ----