The Property Race Day 2023
The ninth annual Property Race Day took place on Thursday, 15th June 2023. Over 450 of Ireland’s property, investment, and financial leaders gathered in the Pavilion, Leopardstown for an exciting and entertaining day, which saw the industry gather to raise €150,000 for Neurodiversity Ireland, Make-A-Wish & Barretstown.
The sun shone, and our guests enjoyed a Moët & Chandon al fresco drink reception, with entertainment from Ireland’s best musicians courtesy of New Brass Kings, Daddy Sax, with the Dueling Pianos finishing out the evening’s entertainment.
The brilliant Craig Doyle, Irish TV & Radio Presenter, hosted proceedings, with the affable auctioneer Paul Grimes who oversaw our best auction yet. Amidst the excitement of the races, mixologists made delicious drinks as guests bid on an array of prizes at the charity auction, raising an incredible €70,000. Among the amazing prizes on offer was a one-week holiday in Spain’s La Manga Club, a Munster Package including a signed jersey and rugby ball by the Munster rugby team, Match Tickets and Pre-Match Hospitality for a URC fixture, a Mount Juliet golf package, tickets to the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby, and a round of four-ball with three guests in Irelands’ finest golf courses.
To date, Property Race Day Ireland has raised over €1,o00,000 net for Irish charities, surpassing our target of €1m in ten years.
Commenting on the invaluable funds raised, the Chairman of Property Race Day Ireland, Andrew Gunne said,
“Thank you to all our Sponsors and Table Hosts, you helped us surpass our initial target of € 1 million (net) for children’s charities, one year ahead of schedule. Since its inception in 2014, with your help, Property Race Day has raised much-needed funds for worthy children’s charities. It has been rewarding for the real estate and real estate financing community to fundraise for these exceptionally worthy causes whilst enjoying a fantastic day out. I would like to thank our cornerstone sponsors Arthur Cox, Bank of Ireland, CBRE & Deloitte for their continued support and on behalf of the Committee, we are very grateful to all our sponsors on the day”.
To our Sponsors and Table Hosts – on behalf of the Committee and the Charities, thank you for your support. It is massively appreciated, and the vital funds raised would simply not be possible without your generosity.