Great Western Hoedown Raises Funds For Charity
Learners from Limerick College of Further Education transformed the Shannon Rugby clubhouse on February 19th into a scene from the Wild West, to raise funds for the Limerick branch of the bereavement support group Living Links.
A group of learners from the Event Management Evening Programme decided to complete their end-of-year project to host a western-style fancy dress party at Shannon RFC. The clubhouse resembled a Wild West saloon with ‘Wanted’ posters, barrels and cartwheels. And, if live music and line dancing wasn't enough to put the attendees' stamina to the test, the night finished with a disco!
Living Links is a voluntary organisation that provides a free listening support service to those bereaved by suicide. All volunteers are trained and confidentiality is guaranteed. Commenting on the event, the Chairman of Living Links said, “We were delighted the learners chose us as recipients of the proceeds of this event. Our resources have been affected by the economic depression, which has also increased the need for our services”.
Learners raised almost €2000 for the Living Links charity.
Pictured above: members of the Event Management class presenting a cheque for €1940.83 to Seamus Reidy, Chairperson, Living Links. Also featured in the photograph, Fran O'Donnell, Event Production module teacher, and Enda Finn, Director of Adult Education.
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