Supporting Conor through Sport at LYIT
Conor ‘Shorty’ Dorrian’s Fun Day took place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) campus on Tuesday 12 November, 2013 from 10am to 9pm.
The day included a host of on campus activities, including a coffee morning, competitions and giveaways, aimed at fundraising on behalf of fellow student and friend, Conor Dorrian who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment. Conor, a 2013 LYIT Scholarship recipient, was recognised by his peers during this day long event. The event ended on a high, with a basketball blitz taking place from 5-9pm in the An Dánlann Sportshall.
The students at LYIT raised €2,025 for Conor during this time. 30 LYIT student volunteers assisted in making this event such a success. The efforts of students and staff, was recognised by Conor and his family, who were overwhelmed by the support shown through the day’s event.
Letterkenny Institute of Technology ‘Christmas Fair’ helping student families on campus
LyIT Student Union annual Christmas Fair took place on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. The motivations of the Fair is to specifically raise funds for under privileged student families, many with young children, who are struggling to cover the cost of Christmas. This initiative was developed by Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator and Father John Boyce, Chaplain four years ago and has gone from strength to strength with the assistance of 20 student volunteers.
The Fair played host to many regular fair exhibitors, who sold various treats and creations, which ranged from hats and scarves, to honey, apple jelly, chutneys and greeting cards, gift labels, jewellery and fashion accessories. A modest €1 student admission (€2 staff/outside public), was the entry, which entitled all those who attended to be included in a free draw.
€1,664 was raised and this fund will be made available to those most in need by the Chaplaincy Office, at LyIT.
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Law Society Bake Sale
The Law society held a meeting and decided that as a group we would host a bake sale as our annual charity event with all proceeds going to the Donegal Hospice as it is local and is a valuable asset to the community.We got in contact with the fundraising manager at the Donegal Hospice who provided us with a permit, posters, t-shirts and donation boxes.
The Law society members baked and sourced goods for the sale which was completely funded by our own members. This meant that every penny made was donated to this worthy cause.
We are very proud to say that we raised a total of €350 which will be used to provide specialist palliative care services for the terminally ill of County Donegal.
Through this fundraiser we learned that great things can be done when a team come together for a good cause. We are truly thankful for the generosity shown by staff and students in LYIT.
Many people shared their personal experiences of the Donegal Hospice with us on the day of the bake sale. This has inspired us to continue similar fundraising efforts in the future for such a deserving cause.