Mardyke Entertainment Complex Takes the Lead in Fundraising

03 April 2008

Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week will take place from 21st to 26th April 2008 and is being organised by Build 4 Life, which was founded by friends and family of Cystic Fibrosis Patients in Cork and Kerry.  Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week is a  designated week when organisations, schools, businesses, clubs and individuals are encouraged to organise a fund raising event or make a donation to to raise vital funds to develop Ireland's first dedicated CF treatment unit within Cork University Hospital and to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. 

Thanks to the generosity of the Mardyke Entertainment Complex, fundraising for this worthy cause has just been made even simpler.  Anyone organizing a fund raising event in aid of Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week during the Month of April will have use of the facilities at the Mardyke Entertainment Complex completely free of charge, ensuring that 100% of funds raised goes directly to the Charity.

The Mardyke Entertainment Complex, as Cork's leading entertainment venue, is the perfect location to organise a fund raising event, situated right in the city centre, just off Washington Street.  Facilities are very varied and can cater for many age groups and interests including  Bowling, American Pool, Snooker, Fun Casino, Food, Karaoke Pods and Nightclub all under the one roof so there are a number of different ways to fundraise.   The complex also has 3 bars which each offer a unique experience and can also be booked for fundraising activities for Build 4 Life and Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week.  Fundraising Ideas at the Mardyke Entertainment Complex include:-

  • Bowing Fundraiser
  • Table Quiz
  • Pool Competition
  • Fun Casino Night Karaoke Night
  • Who Wants to be Millionaire
  • Horse Racing Night
  • Charity Gigs
  • Texas Holdem Poker

Eddie Nicholson, Managing Director of the Mardyke Entertainment Complex stated "We have been very involved from the initial planning stages of Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week and are delighted to help in any way possible with this fund raising drive.  Thanks to the people in Build 4 Life it is now not a question of "if", but "when", we will have a dedicated unit for Cork Cystic Fibrosis Patients and the team and I at the Mardyke are proud to do what we can, through the use of our facilities to make this happen that little bit quicker."

For further information on the facilities and fund raising activities check out or call (021) 4273000, and remember these facilities can be booked free of charge so 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week.

The Mardyke team did not stop at offering their facilities complimentary.  They are also, through the co-ordination of Dympna Lordan, Marketing Manager, manning the information hot-line for Cork Cystic Fibrosis Week and providing use of their offices for Direct Mail Campaigns and Poster Distribution.

Further help is needed and Build 4 Life are appealing to other businesses to come on board and assist with this worthy cause during the month of April, so that there is increased awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and that the Charity reaches it's goal to create the very first dedicated CF treatment unit in Ireland, based in Cork University Hospital.

 For further information on Cystic Fibrosis and how you could help this worthy cause please call (021) 4273000 (Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm - phones kindly manned by Mardyke Entertainment Complex) or after hours call (086) 386 3949.  Information and a downloadable information pack can be found on  Donations can be made directly through any AIB branch or on line banking.  Build4Life Bank Account Allied Irish Bank.  A/C No 42797173; Sort Code 93-41-43.