IT Carlow Sports Science students in IT Carlow have organised a 48 hours of exercise event in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation to take place from the 30 November to 2 December.
One of the organisers of the event, Gemma Murphy explained that this is an annual event but that they have had to put a unique stamp on due to Covid. “Every year the fourth year students run a charity event in the college where they run little events during lunchtime but obviously we can’t do that this year with everything going on. So we decided to do a 48 hour ‘Moveathon’ so we’re gonna split up and over the two days, we’re going to each pick an hour or two and be constantly exercising during it. We’re going to set up a go fund me page to try get people to donate. We’re going to set up a Facebook and Instagram page so that people can join in and send in videos of them taking part and try to raise as much as possible. It’s something different and with gyms closed, it gives people an extra little kick to get out and do something and especially with it being for a good cause, it’ll give people that little bit more of a push”
Murphy explained the Jack and Jill Foundation have been struggling recently and that they were in urgent need of funds, hence why they chose it. “We’ve seen recently that they have put in an extra call for donations and they’re struggling because at the moment fundraising isn’t as easy to do. It’s such a great cause, they do so much for kids so it would be good to get some money into them.”
By Harry Shorthose