ENTREPRENEURS from the Limerick Institute of Technology raised over €5,300 during their MarketLink Christmas market event held at the Moylish camps recently.
Business related students together with members of the Community Development and The Go4It/ GIVE Programme took part and initiated enterprises in a bid to raise funds for Barnardos Limerick and Pieta House.
Gillian Clogan, from LIT’s department of business, told the Limerick Post that the one-day event, which had over 50 stalls, was well supported.
“Much of the coordination and management of the event can be attributed to a winning group of Ronan O’Brien’s third year management and marketing students, Eimear Dwan, Blathnaid Sheedy, Diarmaid Byrnes, Caoimhe Barry and Billy Hurley, who worked tirelessly to promote and organise the event to make it the success it was.
Ms Clogan said that upwards of 300 students from Moylish, Thurles and Ennis “gained a lot of valuable knowledge from their experience.”
Each student team, including business Erasmus students from France, Canada, Denmark and the USA, was allocated a €100 budget to create a unique enterprise and in turn generate profits which would go towards the selected charities.
The LIT students will present the cheques totalling €5,387 after Christmas to the two charities.
Ms Clogan added that hundreds of children from local schools and community groups came along to enjoy the annual LIT event that has raised over €25,000 for local student-nominated charities over the past five years.
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