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Over €10,000 expected from Charity Week

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 Sharon Whelton

IT is believed that this year’s Charity Week will raise in excess of €10,000, with student union officers thrilled with its overall success.

Events and Promotions Manager Keith Quinlan and his fellow officers felt that the week was very well received by all involved.

“I really feel that Charity Week went well overall,” Keith said. “The events themselves were very well attended, there seemed to be a good buzz around campus for the week, and thankfully we were fairly lucky with the weather as well.”

“The events have made a profit for charity, which is great. We’re still counting the money, but I think that currently we are somewhere in the region of over €10,000.”

“At least €9,500 of this tally was raised from student contributions to events such as the Shave or Dye, or the Nearly Naked Mile, so fair play and thank you to everyone who helped out during the week to do their bit for charity.”

“There wasn’t much trouble in the estates thankfully,” he added. “But if you compare it to the recent events in Galway, then it was very minor. The whole week went off very well.”

President of the University of Limerick Students Union, Derek Daly said that the total amount of money fundraising couldn’t be officially confirmed at time of print.

“We won’t have final figures until the end of next week, so we won’t be commenting until all monies have been collected and distribution allocated,” the SU President added.

Daly also explained that the level of the amount of damage done in local estates throughout the week had also decreased from last year.

“In terms of damage, there were some issues in College Court,” he said. “However, overall across Castletroy, the levels of anti-social behaviour associated with Charity Week were greatly reduced on last year, which in turn was a reduction on the previous year.”

“I had one landlord from Elm Park come in to the Union to compliment students on their behaviour, which he described as no different from any town on the average Saturday night.”

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