Clayton Hotel Leopardstown raises €6’000 for CMRF Crumlin

The Clayton Hotel Leopardstown, part of Dalata Hotel Group has raised €6’000 for CMRF Crumlin (The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation) after organising a charity golf event in collaboration with Live Work Grow from Central Park on Thursday 15th August at Killeen Castle, County Meath.

This event first took place last year at the Grange Golf Course, Rathfarnham and saw over 20 teams take part. This year’s event saw huge support from companies in Central Park with over 60 people in attendance.

Companies such as Salesforce, AIB, Mastercard, Hostelworld and Vodafone all had teams taking part. In addition, Diageo, Ecolab, Heaney Meats, Heineken, Kings Laundry, Live Work Grow and Total Produce showed their support by sponsoring holes.


Clayton Hotel Leopardstown staff with Grainne Kennedy (Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at CMRF Crumlin)

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown plans to continue running this charity event on a yearly basis as it brings the local companies together for such a good cause. The hotel will be running a number of smaller fundraiser events throughout the year to maximise the funds raised for the great charity in 2019.

Now in its fourth year Dalata’s charity initiative, Dalata Digs Deep, sees employees from across the group take part in fundraising initiatives to raise much needed funds for CMRF Crumlin. Dalata Digs Deep tasks each hotel with a specific fundraising target and leverages competition between hotels leading ultimately to a stronger and more focused fundraising effort. The event ideas come directly from employees and have played a significant part in fostering employee engagement and team work.

CMRF Crumlin is the funding body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC), helping 120,000 children per year and funding medical research seeking cures and better treatments for children’s diseases. CMRF Crumlin has granted €87 million to Our Lady’s and the NCRC in Crumlin over the past 10 years.

“ A great day was had by all at Killeen Castle in Meath. An outstanding golf course home of the Solheim cup in 2011 played in immaculate condition with sunshine all the way! Clayton Hotel Leopardstown, Philip Rock, said.

A full timesheet of 19 teams supported by our local corporates representing companies mainly from Central Park.” A special mention also to our event sponsors for pulling out the stops and entering a number of teams. A cheque was raised for €6k from a combination of both sponsorship and local corporate support which made the event so successful – We are very grateful for their support.”

Golf Tournament participants.

Article Published: 27/08/2019