LIT Students Raise More Than €6,000 for Local Charities

LIT Students raise money for local charities

LIT Students Raise more than €6,000 for Local Charities – Students at LIT presenting cheques to The Children’s Ark, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and Rape Crisis Mid-West

LIT Students Raise More Than €6,000 for Local Charities

Students from LIT have presented cheques totalling more than €6,000 to three local charitable organisations.

The first year students, drawn from the Marketing and Management and Applied Social Care programmes, developed business ideas and strategies and sold their products or services at the annual Market Link Fair in LIT, to raise money for their chosen charities.

The Market Link Fair is a hugely successful annual event, raising thousands of euro every year for various charities and organisations since its commencement in 2009. This year, the event featured Irelands largest Mannequin Challenge, which involved over 200 students.

Marketing and Management students raised over €3,200 for the Children’s Ark Unit, a paediatric unit for children at University Hospital Limerick while students from Applied Social Care raised over €3,000 for Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and Rape Crisis Mid-West.

Kris Buckley, play specialist at the Children’s Ark said: “I would like to thank all students who participated in this fundraising venture. To set out to help others at a time in your lives when you are branching out and exploring your own options is a very generous and commendable action. Your fundraising can help support projects such as the development of the play department”.

A Limerick Marine Search and Rescue spokesperson said that the money raised by the students will prove vital for their organisation.

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