Hi everyone! I'm Caroline and I'm a final year Business and Law student in UCD, born and raised in Dun Laoghaire. When I heard about 100minds last year I thought it was a brilliant idea and was devastated that I couldn't apply because I was on exchange. After the success of 100minds last year and seeing the hugely positive impact it had on so many people I knew that I had to get involved and I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen!

The 100minds concept is beautifully simplistic but hugely effective and I think this is where its success lies. Alone, I cannot raise €150,000 but together with all the participants and mentors I know we can reach this target and hopefully exceed it.

My goal is to personally raise a minimum of €1000 for the two amazing charities Blossom Ireland and Barnardos. These charities do incredible work to improve the lives of all children in Ireland. Barnardos works towards bettering the lives of disadvantaged children by getting them out of poverty or abuse and allowing them to have a promising future. Blossom Ireland offers children with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to engage in the things that so many children take for granted. They run educational and fun camps allowing the children to make friends in a non threatening environment and take part in occupationally designed programmes. I definitely can't do these charities enough justice with my description so here's a quick video about their amazing work! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOX0AR1yMwI#t=57

So with your help, we can all make a huge impact on the children of Ireland and give them the opportunities that so many of us take for granted. I've lots of fundraising coming up and I'll be keeping you posted in the Updates tab on my Profile. If you want to help out, I would appreciate any donation at all no matter how big or small. All you have to do is click that big red button over there that says DONATE NOW, couldn't be easier! If you've any suggestions or want to get in touch with me, don't hesitate to email me at caroline.mccarthy@hotmail.com or tweet me https://twitter.com/CarolinemariaMc

Thank you so much,