Irish IT firms show support for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland


19 Jun 2008

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Cork-based internet services provider Strencom and communications technology firm Damovo are joining the ranks of supporters for the STIG (Student Til I Graduate) charity campaign in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Association of Ireland.

While Strencom is donating a €250 voucher for Brown Thomas, Damovo gave a €200 voucher for the health and beauty treatment store Nue Blue Eriu.

 

This year STIG for CF Ireland is sending business and technology journalist Emmet Ryan to New York to take part in the NY City marathon and raise further funds for the association.

 

“STIG has raised significant funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland in recent years. This year’s innovative campaign is sure to be another great success. We are delighted to be involved,” says John McCabe managing director of Damovo.

 

There are also top prizes donated by some global tech firms with a MOTOKRZR K1 red mobile handset up for grabs, as well as two premium tickets to an All Ireland Football quarter finals double header in Croke Park, which was provided by Cable & Wireless.

 

Tech journalist and founder of STIG for CF Ireland, Emmet Ryan said: “To have support from such leading Irish and international IT firms is a tremendous boost to our efforts. It shows these businesses recognise the importance of the work carried out by the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.”

 

STIG is a football fanzine that has previously put forward entrants for the Dublin city marathon in aid of the CF Association of Ireland but this will be the first year it will go for gold in the NY City run.

 

There are only 200 tickets being issued for the draw at a cost of €25 each. Tickets are available now from http://stigforcfi.stigonline.com.

 

By Marie Boran

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