Thursday, 28 March 2019
UCD STUDENTS FLAT OUT FOR WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT
26,891 ICE CREAM ROLLS MADE IN 24 HOURS
Sore arms and shattered students all round here today at UCD with 26,891 ICE CREAM ROLLS MADE IN 24 HOURS by UCD Students’ Union and Arctic Stone Ice Cream.
At 10am today, the siren rang at the end of 24 hours of intense ice cream rolling. Volunteers handed out 26,891 rolls of ice cream to students, staff and the public for free at UCD. This was all in aid of the DRCC and the Peter McVerry Trust with huge amounts donated over the 24 hours.
Thomas Monaghan, UCDSU Campaigns and Communications Officer said;
‘It’s hard to believe but we have been rolling ice cream for 24 hours as part of an OFFICIAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT. The most fantastic thing about it all is that it was all for two amazing charities; the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and the Peter McVerry Trust. I want to say a massive thank you to all of the incredible volunteers who made this event happen, all of the support from UCDSU and all of the lads and ladies from Arctic Stone who all put in an absolute mammoth effort.
It was such a positive event, the fundraising was monumental. The entire South Dublin community came down and we raised some serious funds for two amazing charities.
We couldn’t be happier.’
Caolan Cullen, Founder of Arctic Stone Ice Cream said;
‘I am in a state of shock, it’s just surreal that years of planning are over. It was 24 hours of making ice cream straight. My hands are shaking but I am just so proud of everyone that was involved, from the rollers to UCDSU. We are delighted to be able to be on a world stage. Everyone did their part and we gave it our all.’