Kilkenny students set for DCU's 24-hour charity broadcast

The award-winning broadcast takes place this week

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Kilkenny students set for DCU's 24-hour charity broadcast

Cian Ferguson is one of those taking part in the charity broadcast

Three students from Kilkenny will this week take part in the annual 24-hour charity broadcast at Dublin City University.

Third-year media student Brian Rudkins, second-year communications student Jack Ormond, and third year multimedia student Cian Ferguson will be taking part in DCU’s Media Production Society’s annual event.

The award-winning broadcast takes place every December in DCU, with this being its eighth consecutive year. Students commit to staying on campus in the School of Communications building for 24 hours, producing a live-streamed broadcast all in aid of charity.

For Christmas 2017, the Media Production Society has decided to hold the event in aid of SOSAD, an Irish suicide prevention and bereavement support charity. The charity was suggested by committee member Carmel Kenny, who like many others, has been directly affected by suicide.

“I lost my Dad to suicide when I was two years old and I’ve grown up without him in my life,” she says.

“ I’ve seen first hand how it affects everyone left behind.”

Last year the broadcast was in aid of the ‘Peter McVerry Trust’. Although the target was €5,000, the society succeeded in raising over €15,300 through fundraising and donations on the night. This year, the target is €7,000.

Brian, Jack and Cian will be contributing to the broadcast in many ways. There is something for everyone to get involved in, be it filming, producing, presenting, editing, creating behind the scenes content and promoting the broadcast on social media or a little bit of everything.

The broadcast is supported by a huge variety of sponsors, including Bank of Ireland who sponsor the event each year.
DCUtv and Bank of Ireland 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of SOSAD runs from 9pm on Friday to Saturday, December 1 - 2.

To watch Brian, Jack and Cian go to www.dcumps.com.