CBE raise over €4,000 for PROTECT the Children Charity

Staff at CBE have raised over €4,000 for the PROTECT the Children of the World charity at a recent fundraising event in their head office in Claremorris.

CBE present cheque to PROTECT Children

Dominic Feeney, CBE’s MD, presenting cheque to Marie Breslin and Eddie and Maureen Sweeney from PROTECT CHILDREN

CBE’s 150 strong workforce joined forces and held a number of fun initiatives in a sports themed event that pitted employees from different counties against each other. CBE sponsored the prizes so that all proceeds raised would go directly to PROTECT the Children of the World.

Founded in 2013 by Claremorris native Janet Corbin Hinchion, PROTECT the Children of the World aims to relieve poverty in the developing world with a particular focus on the issue of child labour. Based in Kitui, Kenya, the charity works with local NGO’s to prevent children from slave labour and prostitution by providing education and job placement programs for local children to gain realisable life changing jobs.

PROTECT the Children of the World is CBE’s corporate charity partner and the money raised will help free 8 to 10 children from slavery and bring them into the education system changing their lives and the lives of their families in a very positive way forever. The charity also provides continuous support for the children and their families during and after the work placement.

For further information on PROTECT the Children of the World visit their webpage at http://protect-children.ie.