DCU students aim to raise €10 000 for charity
DCU Students' Union is aiming to raise €10 000 next week as part of its annual Raise and Give fundraising drive. DCUSU Raise and Give, which encourages student participation in fundraising, volunteering and local community projects, will run from Monday 20th February, recreating an old-fashioned, community fair atmosphere on campus. Proceeds will be donated to designated Raise and Give charities which include Bees for Battens and The DCU Hardship Fund.
Monday activities include Brushboarding and FM104's OB unit outside the Henry Grattan from 12 noon. Brush Boarding is quite literally a ramp you can snowboard and surf on that's made from brushes. Brush Boarding is a combination of surfing and snowboarding without all the wet stuff and now DCU students and staff can give it a try!
The NuBar's fundraising festivities begin with a DJ, dunk tank and some street performers at 1pm. The traditional DCU Dunk Tank (which has been delighting students for years!) is back and ready to make a splash! The concept of dunking your mates and well-known DCU heads has become a DCU Raise And Give pastime. Street performers will take to the NuBar floor at 1pm. From jugglers to contortionists and balloon makers to mime artists - this is entertainment like no other and not to be missed!
Damo & Ivor are performing in the Hub as part of Tuesday nights from 11pm. Tickets are on sale this Monday (20th) in advance upstairs in The Students' Union at €5. Damo & Ivor shot to fame after their first single was launched on RTE's Republic of Telly. With over 1.4 million views on YouTube under their belt they created their debut album Epic Choons which was released on the 4th of November.
On Wednesday, students and staff will have the chance to check out the Irish Daily Mail Readers' Competition campervan, part of a €45 000 prize including tickets for 4 people to all the Republic of Ireland European Football Championship group matches in Poland, return ferry sailings and campsite accommodation along the way. Everyone on campus will have the chance to sign the Irish Soccer National Fan Book, which is touring the country with the campervan before being presented to the Irish team ahead of their first match.
There are various other fundraising events taking place – all event information is available at www.greatcraic.ie - A Complete DCU Student Events Guide for What Needs to be in Your Social