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PHOTOS: LIT Mannequin Challenge in aid of Local Charities takes place November 30

Santa’s Lotto Grotto Team, Amy O’Rourke, Kilfinnan, Julianne Healy, Birdcall, Shirley, Kearney, Limerick and Danny Browne, Limerick City. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters. LIT Mannequin Challenge.

LIT staff and students were set to hold Ireland’s largest ‘Mannequin Challenge’ on Wednesday, November 30.

The trend, which has taken social media by storm, will find its way onto the Moylish Campus with over 200 people set to take the LIT Mannequin Challenge as part of the institute’s Christmas MarketLink.

All Funds raised from the LIT Mannequin Challenge event went directly to the Children’s Ark Unit, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, and Rape Crisis MidWest.

The MarketLink Entrepreneur Program event has raised thousands of Euros for various charities over its eight years to date, and is a highlight on LIT’s events calendar.

Business Marketing Management and Social Care students will host the fun-filled day, with the Christmas-themed market open to the public from 10am to 3pm.  50 different stalls will be present on the day selling festive goods including Christmas crackers, Advent calendars, Christmas logs, Personalized Baubles and gifts, Christmas candles, and Sock snowmen.

LIT Mannequin Challenge

Naughty or Nice, taking part in the Photoshop were, Maria Doyle, Annacotty, Amy McLoughlin, Shannon, Co. Clare and Aga Szumilas, Caherdavin. Picture: Alan Place/Fusionshooters.

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland (IOTI). LIT is the fourth largest IOT in Ireland, with more than 6000 full time and part time students and 500 staff.

The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and Georges Quay in Limerick city. LIT in Tipperary is based in two campuses -Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.

 

 

Further information is available here.

Check out the Children’s Ark Unit here.

Check out Limerick Marine Search and Rescue here.

 Check out Rape Crisis Midwest here.

Read more about Limerick Institute of Technology here.

Pictures by Alan Place / Fusionshooters

Pictures by Holly Kenny / ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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