Barretstown Castle, Kildare, June 25
On Tuesday 25th June Maynooth student representatives visited the Barretstown campus in Kildare to present them with a cheque that will help children living with serious illness to have some serious fun.
Every year Maynooth Students’ Union and Maynooth University Clubs & Societies choose a charity and fundraise on their behalf for the whole college year. This year at a meeting of Clubs & societies Council, where a number of charities were nominated, students voted for Barretstown.
Last year we raised €6,000 for our chosen charity over the course of a full year. This year we aimed to beat that total in one week, during Charity Week! Not only did we smash this aim but we went on to raise €30,190 in total.
From games tournaments; bake sales; bounceathons; fashion shows; to black-tie events and finally, our wonderful Charity Week, we were able to raise all this money for Barretstown- vital funds to help children living with serious illness.
Paul Kenny, MSU VP for Clubs, Societies and Student Engagement, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in MU Clubs & Societies, the Students’ Union and all the fabulous students that have gone out and fundraised on our behalf. Barretstown make an incredible difference to children living with serious illnesses and it was inspirational to see Maynooth students dig deep and give so much.”
Pictured are Donna Barrett (Barretstown), Leon Diop (MSU), Paul Kenny (MSU) Jane Leavy (Barretstown) and Kim Lockyer (MSU).