Hi and thanks so much for visiting my profile! It really means a lot. First of all let me introduce myself, my name is Andrew, I'm studying Computer Science and Language in Trinity College Dublin and this year I'm taking part in the amazing, new project 100minds.
100minds is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation which assembles some of Ireland’s top students, with the common goal of raising 150,000 euro for children in need. Only in its second year, and after far surpassing its goal last year, 100minds is back with a bang and this year it’s teaming up with two amazing charities: Barnardos and Blossom Ireland. I wouldn't be able to raise all that money by myself, but 100minds is a team, and we all need your support!
A bit about the charities:
I really love what Barnardos stand for. Their main aim is to make Ireland the best place on Earth for children to live. I think this aim really captures both how much the charity cares and how hard they work to achieve their goals. They work with over 8,900 children and families each year in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the country.
Blossom Ireland, another outstanding charity is only in its 4th year and they are passionate in the belief that children with intellectual disabilities deserve the same opportunities as any other child. Through running educational fun camps for children with special needs, they provide a stimulating and healthy environment, and ensure that these children get every opportunity to flourish in the way they need to.
So now for my job! Along with 149 other students, I have to raise 1000 euro in any way possible. It’s definitely going to be a challenge but every one of us is determined and optimistic in our ideas. But before I ask for money, I just want to say that literally anything helps and every single donation will be greatly appreciated! I am thrilled to be working with such great charities and every cent of any money donated will go straight to them.
So please, your support makes a massive difference, and if you do choose to donate after reading all of this, then thank you so much! If not, well spread the word!
You can keep an eye on my progress in the updates section if you like! I hope to be very active and keep everyone up to date on my plans.
If you want to learn more or want to help out with any of my events, drop me an e-mail whenever you like: email@example.com
The past few weeks have been a constant brainstorm. I’ve been researching different possible ideas and getting feedback on what friends and family think could go well as an event. I have also tried talking to some of last year’s participants who have provided some great advice!
But now it’s time to actually start planning, and starting is always the hardest part. Too many ideas to count have flown in and out threw my head and one that stuck is definitely a black tie event, but I’m going to make it unique. Not just the standard conference room debs style shindig, it has to be somewhere so that people will hear about it and want to go. I have a few ideas in mind, but at the end of the day it comes down to whether the owners are willing to support me. For an event like this, I think the venue makes the biggest difference, and that’s why I’m focusing on that.
I’ve also teamed up with a friend of mine who is taking part in 100minds. We’ve had some brainstorming sessions but nothing planned yet. Two minds are better than one though, and working together will definitely pay off.
Once I know more details, so will you.
As always, thanks for reading! Andrew
Posted: over 7 years ago
The scavenger hunt event didn't go as well as I had hoped. It was mainly due to a bad choice of timing as many people were in lectures at the time which it began. So I quickly began planning another event and thought of the idea of a cake and coffee morning in my Mum's school. With 140 staff to feed, my own oven certainly wouldn't have been able to take it, so I called in some favours. Along with the cakes and savoury foods I supplied, many other cakes were donated and I ended up with more than enough! I organised it so that everyone who paid five euro could eat as much as they wanted and got entered into a raffle which I also organised. It was a huge success and I raise just over my goal! Such a relief to be finished but I also feel extremely proud to have raised these funds for such amazing charities.
Posted: over 7 years ago
So I've begun planning my event (finally) after an extremely busy Christmas and end of first term. I've decided to run a scavenger hunt event in the centre of town, hopefully in two weeks time. I'm currently looking for sponsorship to compile prizes for the winners. When I get past this stage the rest will be easy (hopefully).