Barry, Magdalena, Mengjia and Philip are four students from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School who recently held a “Serious Fun” Charity Golf Classic in aid of Barretstown, as part of a project that they had to complete in their course. They held a corporate golf competition in early April and raised a total of €6234. We caught up with the group to find out how the event went.
“We wanted to choose a charity that aligned with our beliefs and after doing some research we chose Barretstown. Barretstown exists to help every family in Ireland affected by childhood serious illness and we all felt inspired by the mission and vision of the organisation.
We started to plan our event in early December and visited Barretstown’s site in Ballymore Eustace to meet with the community fundraising team. It was immediately evident from our visit that there is a unique glow and atmosphere in Barretsstown and we wanted to bring this atmosphere with us into our project. For the next 4 months we organised all the tasks that go into such an event, from calling companies to driving half way across the country to get a signed Irish 6 Nations jersey.
In the end, a total of 88 players from 21 companies and 8 volunteers from 4 countries took part on event day. We had great fun running the event and were delighted with our fundraising achievement. We feel proud to have had the chance to help such a worthy cause. Onwards we go to complete our masters!”