DCUfm are staging a 24-hour charity broadcast this Wednesday, October 31st, in aid of the charity ‘Headstrong’, a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland, which is supported by DCU Students’ Union.
Third-year students, Colin Brennan and Ciaran O’Connor, station manager of DCUfm, organised the event. The broadcast will take place from 9am on Wednesday morning until the same time on Thursday morning.
Many of DCU’s major societies will be represented with speakers from MPS, Art Soc, RAG Soc, A&F, E-Soc, Drama Soc, Dance Soc, Music Soc, DJ Soc, Harry Potter Soc, Photosoc and Style Soc set to drop into the studio on the day.
Special guests also include, DCU lecturers, Paul O’Flynn, whom reveals the secrets of breaking onto national television, and Julian Vignoles, who speaks of his experience working with Jedward as the head of the Irish delegation at this years’ Eurovision.
SU sabbatical officers, Paul Doherty, Aaron Clogher and Neil Collins will be interviewed on the day, along with Communications and Marketing Officer of Student Life, Emer Fitzgerald.
Speaking about the broadcast, co-organiser Colin Brennan said, “The main aim of the broadcast is to raise awareness for mental health and if anyone is walking through The Hub on the day, they’re more than welcome to call in”.
Posters will be on display around campus and you can donate at mycharity.ie.
SU Welfare Officer Neil Collins has also put his support behind the 24-hour broadcast, saying it great to see different people raising money for Headstrong.