Today (30th September) marks GOAL’s annual Corporate Cycle. 60 leading executives from Ireland’s banking, finance, consulting, telecommunications, construction, legal, recruitment, retail and media sectors will saddle up today and cycle from Dun Laoghaire to Howth and over Howth summit and back, in recognition and support of GOAL lifesaving and life-changing work across the world. The cycle will be led by Dublin All-Star Footballer and GOAL’s long-term ambassador, Dr Jack McCaffrey, who has recently returned from working on GOAL’s Health Programme in Sierra Leone.
CEOs and senior executives from these sectors come from firms and companies which include AIB, Key Capital, EY, Navy Blue, BT, Vodafone, Digicom, Kilsaran, A&L Goodbody, Sigmar Recruitment, Applegreen, CORE TikTok and Meta, amongst others. In addition to supporting today’s Corporate Cycle, AIB is also notably lead sponsor of GOAL’s flagship and much-loved fundraising event, the Christmas GOAL Mile.
Speaking in advance of the cycle, Siobhan Walsh, CEO, GOAL said “Today’s business world is inevitably fast paced and challenging so we are eternally grateful to these 60 CEOs and senior executives from such a rich range of corporate sectors who have given up their precious time to participate in our annual Corporate Cycle. We are also confident that our Harbour2Harbour cycle and the camaraderie shown on it, will forge invaluable connections between the participants and all the various businesses that they represent.”
“But most importantly, these businesses are demonstrating support and commitment by the corporate sector for GOAL’s humanitarian aid work, which spans three regions across the world including Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and now we also operate in Ukraine. Last year GOAL reached 18.5 million people and ultimately the on-going kindness and generosity of our donors and supporters, and increasingly from the corporate sector, makes this possible.”