Just under €1,000 was raised in aid of Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland last week after DCUfm held a 25 hour charity broadcast, to celebrate 25 years since the launch of the radio station.
Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland offers sporting and recreational opportunities to those with cerebral palsy, as well as those with other physical disabilities.
The broadcast was presented by Shane O’ Neill and Aoife Duffy. It began at 12pm on Wednesday April 23rd and finished at 1pm on Thursday April 24th.
The broadcast was, “25 hours of just being on the radio, just chatting away” said Shane O’Neill. Like many other people involved, he said he was delighted with how the broadcast went. “Everyone who got involved did really well.”
The idea for the broadcast came about when Emma Kavanagh, a 1st year Multimedia student, had the idea to run DCUfm Fugitive at the start of the semester, where there would be three “fugitives” roaming around the DCU campus throughout the DCUfm 25 Hour Broadcast and giving away prizes.
Prizes given away during the 25 hours included an Electric Picnic camping ticket, a surfing trip for 2 to Bundoran, Logitech Ultimate Ears Speakers and 2 tickets to Ireland vs Turkey in the Aviva.
Emma feels sometimes DCUfm doesn’t get a lot of recognition and a lot of people do amazing work for the station. So she thought, “It was good that everyone from FM could get together and celebrate the radio station being 25 years old.”
The broadcast follows the success of the DCUfm 12hr broadcast held in October, which raised €635 for the Irish Cancer Society.
Video Credit: Rachel McLaughlin, Marie Lecoq, Paul O Donoghue, Mary McDonnell, Mike Hurley and Jason Brennan.