Calling on third-level students and young professionals to challenge themselves, stand out from the crowd and make a real impact for sick children in Temple Street by joining 100minds – the ultimate student fundraiser
100minds – Ireland’s most unique and exciting student fundraiser – returns this autumn and is calling on third-level students and young professionals to make a real impact for sick children. The 2018-’19 programme has been officially launched by 100minds Ambassador, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Izzy Wheels Ailbhe Keane, with the help of some tiny Temple Street friends.
Ailbhe and 100minds are calling on third-level students and recent graduates around the country to flex their entrepreneurial muscles and sign up to this year’s programme, which aims to raise a phenomenal €100,000 for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in just 100 days. The campaign begins with mentor registration from August 1st to 31st and student registration will be open from September 3rd to October 19th.
100minds is a fundraiser like no other – offering third-level students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create, develop and realise their own novel fundraising project and raise €1,000 each to support the life-saving work of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.
Successful students will be supported on their fundraising journey by a graduate mentor who will offer support, guidance and direction as they work to achieve their fundraising target.
Commenting on this year’s programme, Chief Executive of Temple Street Foundation Denise Fitzgerald says, “100minds is a fantastic opportunity for ambitious young people looking to develop their project management and communications skills while also making a real difference in the lives of sick children.
“And this year, funds raised by participants in the programme will be put to work to support the redevelopment of St. Philomena’s Ward, by providing essential equipment from patient monitors and resuscitation equipment to patient entertainment centres. This support will simply transform the experience of hundreds patients each year. By signing up to 100minds, you will be joining the extraordinary circle of care that surrounds each sick child who comes to Temple Street. ”
100minds has been raising funds for Irish charities since 2013 and has raised over €1,000,000 to date. In 2016, the programme moved permanently into Temple Street as an annual fundraiser for the hospital. Over the past two years alone, 100minds students raised over €243,000 to support a range of projects in Temple Street including a new satellite classroom for the neurosurgery ward.
To find out more about this year’s programme and how you can apply to come on board as a student participant or graduate mentor, visit www.100minds.org.