We rise by lifting others, and in this spirit, Cubic Telecom CEO Barry Napier is set to embark on an epic coast-to-coast cycling challenge across Ireland to raise funds for vulnerable youth impacted by the pandemic.
Barry will join a peloton of over 20 volunteer riders raising €50K for the Generation Pandemic Fund. The charity ride will help shine a spotlight on the important work being done by the Irish Youth Foundation. Barry will begin the six-day, 696km journey on September 24, cycling from Mizen to Malin Head — the most southern point of Ireland to the most northern point of the country. Both of these points are marked by famous lighthouses, and we chose this route because lighthouses are guiding lights and beacons of hope.
We know that many nonprofits have been under increased pressure throughout the pandemic – particularly those with less visibility. ‘Help Others’ is one of Cubic’s core values, and this extends beyond our workplace and into our communities. This is why we are proud to support the Irish Youth Foundation, an organisation dedicated to helping give underrepresented young people the tools needed to reach their full potential in life.
Cubic embraces pluralism and inclusivity, with our colleagues representing all stages of life. Many Cubicans are also raising teens and young adults, and we recognise the importance of these formative years. With the pandemic’s impact on the charitable sector, the most vulnerable around us are absorbing the hit hardest. Cubic aims to shine a light on organisations like the Irish Youth Foundation that play a significant role in providing a brighter future for children across Ireland.
While we may not all be able to cycle 696km, we can still make a real impact.