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Property sector comes together to raise funds for the homeless

More than 800 participants and 70 teams took part in this year’s Dragons at the Docks property industry fund raising event at Grand Canal Dock in Dublin on Thursday.

The dragon boat-racing competition raised €250,000 for charity with two-thirds of the proceeds going to the Dublin Simon Community and the balance to be distributed to local charities.

“Working together, we have the ability to deliver many more permanent homes, ensuring that people never have to face the uncertainty and anxiety of homelessness again,” said Sam Guinness, chief executive of the Dublin Simon Community.

Dalata, Glenveagh Property and Hines joined the original six companies who launched the event last year: Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia Reit, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate.

Second year

“It’s great to be part of the second year of the Dragons at the Docks for what is an even bigger and better event than last year,” said Pat Gunne, chief executive of Green Reit.

“With over 700 people taking part and many more coming down to enjoy the event, it is fantastic that there has been so much support to help us raise money for important causes like the Dublin Simon Community.”

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