DCU’s 24-hour broadcast- Raising money for Women’s Aid

Rachael Dunphy

The DCU Media Production Society’s 24-hour Broadcast takes place over the next two days. The broadcast is live now!

Here is a link to watch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0dPx96jOg

Each year DCU MPS choose a charity partner, and the goal of the broadcast is to fundraise throughout the livestream to raise money for their chosen charity. This year, the Media Production Society has been working with Women’s Aid, a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974.

Speaking on The College View podcast, TV Manager of DCU MPS Jack Collier, said they chose Women’s Aid both to fundraise and raise awareness for the charity. “We want to raise money for something that people traditionally don’t want to raise money for,” Jack said in conversation with Amy McLoughlin earlier this month, continuing that a charity helping victims of domestic violence could be seen as ‘a little bit out there’. 

The Media Production Society are working with Women’s Aid to help relaunch their ‘Too Into You’ campaign. The campaign raises awareness of the signs of domestic violence as well as teaching young people the ‘red flags’ of relationship abuse. Women’s Aid offer a free and confidential service at https://www.toointoyou.ie/ and 24 hours a day on 1800341900. 

“I’m very excited to get the broadcast started. There has been so much work done behind the scenes to make this the best broadcast that has happened to date” said Muiris O’Cearbhaill, backstage presenter of this year’s broadcast. 

“What’s more,” Muiris continued, “the charity this year is so important. It is an honour to be able to represent and promote Women’s Aid this year. I’m really looking forward to raising as much money as we can for the amazing charity.”

New, original shows are all set for this year’s broadcast as well as flagships such as DCEurovision as well as Dog House, Action Replay and the Dogs of the Broadcast. 

This year DCU Media Production Society have opened The Venue to a live audience for the first time. The audience is invited to the final hours of the broadcast on Thursday night, where they’ll be treated to Wax World, a live Shave or Dye challenge, as well as an interview with Women’s Aid on the important work they do.

At time of publication the broadcast has raised €635 for Women’s Aid. The link for donation can be found here.