Depaul: Raft Race Against Homelessness

Raft Race Against Homelessness in Grand Canal Dock

Homelessness charity Depaul’s fundraising event is back with a splash…Are you ready to push the boat out?

On Saturday, 8th September homelessness charity Depaul’s annual Raft Race Against Homelessness event will be taking place. Corporate teams will be taking to the water to power their rafts around a course in Grand Canal Dock in a series of 500m races to become the winners of this charity challenge. No skill required, just plenty of energy!

Entry per team of four for the Raft Race is €400, it is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Depaul, all funds raised go towards supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The event promises to be a great day out in the heart of the city, with entertainment, giant football shoot-out, a children’s play area, face painting, a DJ, food and prizes in a festive atmosphere for colleagues, supporters and family.

Interested parties need to sign up by 17th August and can do it here:

When: Saturday, 8th SeptemberFirst race starting 11:00 am
Where: Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2


10:00 am – 11:00 am Registration
11: 00 am – 1:00 pm Raft Race heats
1: 15 pm – 1:30 pm Final Race
1:30pm – 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony, Speeches, Raffle

About Depaul

Depaul is a cross border charity supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with 25 services in NI and ROI. Depaul has 15 services across Dublin providing accommodation and vital services to those most in need including: families, people with acute addictions, migrants, people with mental health issues and women leaving the criminal justice system. In 2016 alone, Depaul supported over 3,600 people. For further information, please visit:

Sinéad Healy, Depaul Media Communications Officer, 014537111, +353863832198
Contact Cliodhna Carthy, Depaul Fundraising Coordinator,, 014357111, +353864170357



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