By Jean Langford
Kemmy Business School students raised €3,000 from the ticket sales of the annual Kemmy Business School Ball on November 15th for Pieta House and Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
The ball was organized independently by the Kemmy Department representatives of UL’s Student Council; Elizabeth Small: Accounting & Finance Representative, Jean Langford: Management & Marketing Representative, Romain Fachero: Economics Representative, and Seán Fitzgerald: Personnel & Employment Resources Representative/ KBS Faculty Representative.
The department representatives for the KBS have been extremely busy in the last two semesters between coordinating the KBS ball independently, donating money to and arranging to meet the charities, going to great efforts to involve local Limerick businesses with the University, contributing new ideas at Student Council and, of course, organising class parties while engaging with class reps, students and lecturers alike.
The highlight of the semester, however, was definitely the KBS Winter Ball.
The ball took place at the Strand Hotel on the 15th of November 2016 with a fantastic turnout of 360 UL students from all faculties of the university.
On the night, there was a fantastic drinks reception, a speech from our sponsors Deloitte, spot prizes, a photo booth, a delicious three-course meal, a band and DJ.
It’s pretty safe to say everyone had an absolute ball.
There were great discounts for students prior to the ball from local businesses and we also received some fantastic spot prizes for the night from a variety of great Limerick-based businesses: Johnny the Barber’s Shop, Chez le Fab, Powercut Hair Design, Simply Radiant, Eternal Beauty, and Limerick on Ice.
We are extremely grateful for the support from the Limerick community and are delighted that we could promote these businesses back to the student community.
The money from the ball was donated to two charities selected by the KBS students: Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Pieta house, both of whom received €1,500.
The money was presented via 2 giant cheques to Karl Daly of Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Annette Cahill of Pieta House on Friday the 10th of March.
The occasion was well marked by the Kemmy Business School with the appearance of the Dean, Philip O’ Regan for the occasion.
Thanks to Yvonne Diggins who arranged the photographer, Alan Place, who got some fantastic photos of us all with both representatives of the charities.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Deloitte and to the Kemmy Business School, both of whom sponsored the ball.
A huge thank you also to the Limerick Strand Hotel who took such good care of us and provided a fantastic venue for the night that was in it.
Thank you to our lecturers Dr. John Fahy and his wife, and Dr. John Heneghan and his wife, who attended the event in support of their students.
Elizabeth Small has been re-elected as the accounting and finance representative on the Student Council of 2017/18, a huge congratulations to her and the best of luck for the next academic year.
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