I will be hosting a variety of events in the coming months to help me raise the €1000, but you can donate at any time by clicking the button above. All of the money will be going to the hospital, and it will make the world of a difference to the lives of the kids. Please give anything you can to this page, and keep a watch out for updates.
Posted: over 7 years ago
Molding my original idea slightly, I have decided to run a Rubber Duck Race down the Liffey. I wanted to keep with idea of using rubber ducks, as the margins on them are great which will allow for nearly all the money to go to Temple Street. I also wanted to stick with using them as it is a children's hospital and I felt that an event that appealed to everyone's inner child would be fun. I have broken my project down into three parts: fundraising, events and media.
There have been rubber duck races before with huge success in Dublin and worldwide, so if all goes to plan it will be a great fundraiser. I plan to run the event at the start of February, with the race starting at Capel Street Bridge followed by an event in the evening. I will be selling the ducks over the next two months for 3 euros each, this gives me time to sell as many as I can and to fundraise with different events using the same theme. DUBES has been great and offered to host the event with me, which helps run everything smoother and increase the amount of people we reach. The winners of the race will receive some amazing prizes that have been kindly donated to us.
To build up a great buzz for the event, I will be launching a social media campaign. Scope Media has agreed to make a series of videos with me. Hopefully the video will have a two effects, one being to promote the events and the other to raise more awareness about Temple Street Children's Hospital.
My good friend Charles McNeal came to me to help fundraise for the charity, after hearing what it was about. While a main source of money will be from selling the ducks, he has been reaching out to people back in the US to donate money. Without ruining the surprise, together we hope to get some substantial donations from a couple of different sources.
I am really excited about the next few months, and I hope I can reach well over the target of 1000 euro. Temple Street is a really worthy cause, and every cent of the money you donate will be accounted for. As students I think it is our job to more in terms of charity, whether it is hours we put in or money raised and 100minds is a great for us to do that.
Arc Devices Donation!
Posted: over 7 years ago
Great news for the second post!
Arc Devices, a medical company that specializes in non-contact thermometers has donated 500 euro! As thermometers are a hassle for so many parents, Arc Devices allows parents to get reading of their children in an easy and pain free way. The devices can also measure the temperature of objects such as baby bottles, all you have to do is point at the object and the temperature will appear on the screen.
This is what they had to say
'In a world where the little things count ARC create medical technologies that reassure. We design beautiful non-touch thermometers that are used by professionals across the globe and we sell the most accurate devices for your health at home.
I thought the little things balances well with you little ones!'
I would like to say thank you again to Arc Devices for this very generous donation and invite you to check out their website http://arcdevices.com/.
Rugby 7s and Final Donations
Posted: about 7 years ago
The last 100 days flew by!
Sadly the college couldn't give me the permission to hold the Rubber Duck Race so I had to find another way to raise the money.
Myself and Beattie McNeal teamed up to raise the money with the time that we had remaining. We did this through a mixture of donations, some very kind ones from his family and the last part was from a tag rugby tournament that we organised.
We had raised the 1000 euro but we hadn't run an event, and we both felt that 100minds is more than just raising money and we felt the more money we could raise the better.
The event was held in Old Wesley RFC, and we had Red Bull there for the day with the Wings and they gave us their marquee. The event went great, with amazing prizes from Leinster and other sponsors.
It wasn't like any event we had thrown before but that was one of the reasons we went ahead with it, so that we could get experience running something out of our comfort zone.
The whole 100minds experience has been amazing, it was great to see friends running their events successfully, the wide range of events that people held and the money that everyone raised together.