AN opportunity to give something back, is how students from the University of Limerick described their donation of €16,000 raised by a series of events organised in conjunction with UL Charity Week.
Limerick Suicide Watch, Clare’s Wish Foundation, Rape Crisis Mid-West and the Peter McVerry Trust were the four Limerick-based charities who were presented with €4,000 each by student representative group UL Student Life.
President Ciara Jo Hanlon said it gave them the opportunity to give back to the wider Limerick community by handing over the money raised by UL students to our four very deserving charities”.
This year’s charity week events included bucket collections, chocolate egg eating competitions, shave or die, egg and spoon races and leg waxing.
Welfare officer Lorcan O’Donnell said that they had concentrated on “bringing the values and focus back to what Charity Week is all about.
“For students, the week is always a major event in their social calendar, we encouraged our students to have fun, be safe but most importantly, not to forget what the week is really about”.
An additional €1,000 was donated by UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald to Limerick Suicide Watch after students selected the charity through an online poll.
The student body announced that Pieta House and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue would be the charity partners for next year.