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Maples and Calder in Calcutta Run 2014

16 May 2014

On Saturday 17 May, 64 registered Maples and Calder runners will complete the Calcutta Run in an effort to assist the annual event in meeting its 2014 fundraising goal of $200,000.

The Calcutta Run is a 10km or 5km run/walk through the Phoenix Park and was established in 1999 by the legal profession in Ireland. The event was launched in an effort to get the sector actively involved in supporting two worthwhile charities- GOAL and the Peter McVerry Trust. GOAL is an organisation in India that assists children on the streets of Calcutta, providing them with food, care and education. In Ireland, the Peter McVerry Trust offers hostels, care and assistance for homeless young adults.

Both of these charities rely on funds raised through the annual event in order to run their programmes, with the Calcutta Run raising nearly $3m over the last 15 years. Participation has doubled over the last decade, increasing from 500 runners in 1999 to more than 1,000 to date, all of whom continue to make the run a success, alongside its loyal supporters. All runners are encouraged to achieve an individual fundraising target of $100 through pledges and donations, with 100% of the funds raised going to GOAL and the Peter McVerry Trust. Andrew Doyle, Managing Partner in the Maples and Calder Dublin office said, "We are delighted to support such a worthwhile cause and I am particularly pleased to see such strong participation from the Dublin office this year. "Supporting the local community has always been part of the culture of the firm and it is great to see that the Calcutta Run has been such a success."

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