The happy heart crew: L-R Ross Dormer, Molly O’Connell, Patrick Kerr, Kevin Brown, Marie Lynch (Secretary), Teresa Treacy, Sarah Casey (Treasurer), Bronagh Kelly (Chairman) (Photo: Alan Klompass)
Trinity Med Day will take place on Friday, November 4th and the students of the college’s medical school will take to the streets to pick the pockets of Dubliners – all in a good cause of course. The main beneficiaries of the students’ annual collection will be the new heart support service at St. James’s Hospital and the epilepsy service at Tallaght.
About 500 Trinity College medical students will be on the streets of Dublin on November 4th between 7 am and lunchtime. In the afternoon, while the ‘counters’ are busy taking care of their proceeds, the ‘collectors’ will participate in tug of war and other capers before their now annual Bachelor / Bachelorette auction – aided and abetted each year by comedian Dave McSavage – and then there will be the student talent show...
This year will be the tenth Trinity Med Day and the students plan for a super-human effort and contribution to their teaching hospitals. Last year’s Trinity Med Day generated €56,000, €24,000 of which was given to St. James’s for the psychological service for burns patients. The students have recruited 2 FM’s Rick O’Shea as their patron this year and he is going to promote their fundraising between now and the big day. They have also engaged the support of Denny, Irish Pride and Kerrygold as sponsors.
To celebrate this the tenth Trinity Med Day, there will also be a ball. It will take place at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Saturday, November 5th with all proceeds to be dedicated to the students’ chosen causes. For tickets and information, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Trinity Med Day, please visit www.tcdmedday.com
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