Docklands Volunteer Day

 

Over 100 Local Business People Roll up Their Sleeves for the 2015 Docklands Volunteer Day

The 5th Docklands Volunteer Day was the most successful to date with over 100 volunteers taking part from businesses all over Docklands. A&L Goodbody, Accenture and The CCD lead the charge with large groups of enthusiastic do pin striped gooders descending on our morning meeting place, Cafe Parigi, at 8.45am.

Group photo of the morning shift of volunteers at the Samuel Becket before work begins

Group photo of the morning shift of volunteers at the Samuel Becket before work begins

  Conspicuous in their presence were also the Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, AIB IFSC Branch, Mail Boxes Etc, BNP Paribas, Ely Bar & Brasserie and Spencer Dock.

Before Shot - The graffiti on the McMahon Bridge just before the Docklands Volunteer Day

Before Shot – The graffiti on the McMahon Bridge just before the Docklands Volunteer Day

  The projects we chose proved quite the task in the end and it was greatly satisfying to all that we completed everything we set out to do. Painting the walls and staining the hand rail of the McMahon Bridge on both sides, collecting the flotsam out of both the Grand Canal Basin and Royal Canal at Spencer Dock, removing the litter and weeds from Linear Park and quite a few other bits and pieces along the way.

After Shot - The McMahon Bridge on the afternoon following the Docklands Volunteer Day

After Shot – The McMahon Bridge on the afternoon following the Docklands Volunteer Day

  Many Docklands companies and organisations supported us financially or sponsored us in kind including: Cafe Parigi, the MV Cill Airne, the Dublin Port Company, Accenture, Waterways Ireland, Dublin City Council, The CCD, the Inlands Waterway Association of Ireland and A&L Goodbody.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who participated in the 2015 Docklands Volunteer Day. It was greatly gratifying to all involved that this was our biggest volunteering event to date.