TU Dublin Students’ Union: Doubling Our Impact with the Irish Cancer Society

Irish Cancer Society


Every academic year brings new opportunities for growth, community involvement, and positive change. At TU Dublin Students’ Union, we take these opportunities to heart, especially when it comes to fundraising. Each year, our Student Council nominates a charity to be the sole beneficiary of our fundraising efforts. This year, we are proud to announce that we have selected the Irish Cancer Society as our nominated charity. 

A Look Back at Last Year 

Our Previous Achievements

Last year, we fundraised for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and successfully raised over €12,000. The funds went a long way in supporting the association’s invaluable work. This year, we’re setting our sights even higher: we aim to double that figure. 

Last Year’s Memorable Events

We had a variety of engaging events last year that not only entertained but also raised significant funds for our chosen charity. Here are some highlights: 

Charity Abseil: For the more adventurous, we organized a charity abseil that provided both thrills and a chance to contribute to a good cause. 

Dunk Tank: A crowd favourite where students had the opportunity to dunk their president into the icy water. 

Bake Sale: Our student and staffs culinary talents shone through as we sold homemade treats to raise funds. 

Ice-Bucket Challenge: Some of our elected officers took part in this challenge to raise funds. 

The Importance of Student Involvement 

Getting involved in charitable activities as a student is not just about raising money; it’s about building a community that cares. It’s an enriching experience that offers a break from academic pressures and provides a sense of accomplishment and purpose. By participating, you’re not only making a difference in the lives of others but also gaining skills and experiences that will benefit you in the long run. 

Upcoming Events 

To achieve our ambitious fundraising goal, we have a series of exciting events lined up: 

RAG Week: Scheduled for the end of February, this week-long event will feature various activities, from bake sales to talent shows. 

30 Days of RAG: Starting from the 23rd of October, we will have a month-long series of events aimed at raising funds and awareness for our chosen charity. 

TU Dublin SU Relay For Life: A special event where we come together to celebrate life and fight cancer. 

Daffodil Day: An annual fundraising day dedicated to cancer research, patient care, and awareness. 

How to Get Involved 

If you’re interested in participating or have creative fundraising ideas, please contact us at events@tudublinsu.ie. We’re also offering students the opportunity to set up their own personal GoFundMe accounts to make fundraising even more accessible. 

By getting involved, you’re not just helping us reach our fundraising goals; you’re becoming part of a community that strives to make a difference. Together, we can double our impact and make this year unforgettable. 

For more information and to get involved, please contact events@tudublinsu.ie. 

Let’s make this year a monumental one for the Irish Cancer Society and for all of us at TU Dublin Students’ Union. 



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