Calcutta Run postponed until October 2020
The legal profession’s annual Calcutta Run fundraiser has been postponed until October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s event was originally scheduled to take place on 23 May 2020, but has now been rearranged for 24 October 2020.
The Calcutta Run, organised by the Law Society of Ireland, has raised over €4.3 million since 1999 for homelessness charities in Ireland and India.
The 2019 run raised a staggering €300,000, which was split between the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation.
The funds directly support a number of projects in Dublin and Kolkata, including residential community detox programmes and home refurbishments through the Peter McVerry Trust, and 24-hour emergency response units and support for dozens of HIV/AIDS infected children in Kolkata through The Hope Foundation.