Students raise money for birches

DkIT students plan to raise money for The Birches
Students of Dundalk Institute of Technology are hosting an exciting event with the aim of raising money for The Birches Alzheimer Day Centre located in Dundalk on Thursday November 28. The event will be hosted by DKIT’s Final Year Business Studies students whereby all proceeds collected are being donated to this important charity.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and well-known cause of dementia. Dementia is the name for a range of conditions that cause damage to the brain. This damage can affect memory, thinking, language and the ability to carry out everyday tasks. For this reason, the students of DKIT wanted to raise awareness of the disease and help raise money to support charities like The Birches.
The Birches Alzheimer Day Centre is a wonderful charity which offers a range of support to its club members and also to the families of those affected by this damaging disease, offering tireless support and information on the condition.
The charity event will be held in the main Business building at Dundalk Institute of Technology and will be spread throughout the day with a range of activities. In the morning, the students will be hosting festive games and carolling, as well as providing a bake sale, In the afternoon, students will then carry out a 500k Santa Spin which will involve students and lecturers alike cycling on static bikes to try and reach the set distance. Buckets will be available at this event and all proceeds would be greatly appreciated.
In the evening, the students have also planned a virtual horseracing event which will be held in the Malt House. This will entail friendly betting with all proceeds going towards the charity. Finally, an 80’s/90’s night will be held in Ridleys Niteclub with a percentage of the door price being donated.
DKIT would love your support on this event, so feel free to drop in and donate.

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