I am absolutely honoured to have taking part in an organisation like 100 minds. It has been a rewarding, exciting and worthwhile experience, one that I will never forget as long as I live.
For my event I combined my interests of music, entertainment and marketing. I decided to run a talent show and I recruited 10 of Dublin's top musicians, varying from pop, indie, rock and soul music, naming it Temple Street's Got Talent. I organised a celebrity judging panel which was one of the biggest challenges that I faced while organising this event but luckily I managed to land some big names in the entertainment industry including Zumo from Fair City and Andrew Mann, a fellow contestant on the Voice of Ireland who is now currently running to perform in this years Eurovision. Our event had taking place on Wednesday 5th of February and although, the weather was horrifically bad on the night it did not stop the huge crowds from arriving, making it a spectacular night.
On the night I also ran a raffle with brilliant spot prizes including, tickets to Tommy Tiernan, hotel offers, restaurant offers and many more. When the talent show had ended, the night continued on as I lined up 2 of Dublin's biggest DJ's. The night was a huge success and overall €3,200 was raised by myself and Alan Quinn Byrne a fellow 100 minds member. Alan raising €1050 and I raised €2,1050.
By taking part in this incredible organisation I have developed my own skills particularly in events management, social entrepreneurship, marketing and innovation. I will now continue to work and become involved with similar projects like 100 minds and as I have already mentioned I will continue to be involved in similar projects like 100 minds, making a huge impact on the lives of others.