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Press Statement

Friday, 25 January 2019


UCD Students’ Union had a 4-day Raise and Give week in aid of Peter McVerry Trust and the DRCC in week one of the semester. It had everything from free ice-cream from Arctic Stone, to bubble soccer, to the two Jonnies and Battle of the Bands in the bar and students even had the chance to pie their Sabbatical Officers in the face!

Barry Murphy, Students’ Union President said;

‘It was great to see so many students get involved in RAG Week. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped bucket collecting on the cold early mornings all week and at our events. Delighted to have been able to raise vital funds for our two worthy charity partners.’

Thomas Monaghan, Students’ Union Campaigns and Communications Officer said;

‘The DRCC and The Peter McVerry Trust are two incredible charities that focus on issues that are prominent in Irish society, such as consent, preventing sexual violence and homelessness to name but a few. I was so happy to see the students get behind these two charities with such passion and enthusiasm and I know that their donations will be used well to benefit society. At the end of the day, our goal was to raise as much money for charity as possible, and I feel like this goal was achieved to the best of our ability.

I am delighted to say that Raise & Give Week 2019 was a great success. I would first like to thank our hardworking volunteers, ENTS REPS, Class Reps, College Officers and Campaign Coordinators for giving their valuable time to make this week a reality. I would also like to thank my fellow Sabbatical Officers for all of the early mornings and late evenings they put in, we are truly lucky to have such a dedicated team here to serve the student body.

Finally, I would like to thank the students and staff of UCD for all of their generous and kind donations.

I am looking forward to the remainder of the semester 2 and would like to remind students that their Students Union will always be there to offer support and I would encourage all students to get involved in extracurricular activities as much as possible, the more time that you put in to your college experience, the more that you will get out of it.’