Hi Guys,

My name is Michael Murphy. I am a second year Commerce student in UCD and I am delighted to say I have been selected to be one of the fundraisers for this years 100 minds.

100 minds is an initiative which sets a goal for 150 Irish students to raise €150000 for two wonderful and well deserving charities, Barnardos and Blossom Ireland. We each have been given a mentor from some of the worlds leading companies who will direct us and encourage us to raise as much as we possibly can.

The minimum target for each student is to raise €1000 and every single cent of this money gets divided between the two charities, I however hope and strive towards raising much more than the target set out as every single extra euro gained for these charities goes a long way to helping children who are greatly in need of help.

Barnardos is a charity which works with vulnerable children and their families providing services and support in 40 centres all over Ireland. They have helped the lives of so many young Irish children and they are always desperately trying to receive more donations as they know that there are so many more children who need their help, we at 100 minds set out to make this possible.

For More information check out there website at www.barnardos.ie

Blossom Ireland provides support and care for children with special needs and provides them with a special camp that they can attend as many of these children are unable to attend mainstream camps due to disability. Blossom Ireland receive no state funding and can really benefit from all donations and 100 minds will truly make a huge difference for all children involved.

For more information go to their website: www.blossomireland.ie