Students at IT Carlow make a brave move for charity with sponsored wax event

By Amy Lewis

Deirdre Frankis, Tori Sinnott, Janet Lambert (Irish Guides Dogs), Sheila McNally , Kay O'Brien (guide dog user) and Mark Cooke organiser and dogs Cassie and Garathon.
Deirdre Frankis, Tori Sinnott, Janet Lambert (Irish Guides Dogs), Sheila McNally , Kay O'Brien (guide dog user) and Mark Cooke organiser and dogs Cassie and Garathon.

Students in IT Carlow Wexford Campus learned the true meaning of no pain no gain recently when they went to extreme measures to pull in €1625 for Irish Guide Dogs.

As part of their Raise and Give week, several brave students took part in a sponsored waxing night in Mooneys On the Quay. One of the students who was laid bare on the night was Wexford SU Campus Officer Mark Cooke.

'It was quite painful,' laughed Mark, who added that he couldn't say no to taking part. 'I feel sorry for anyone who has to do it.'

Thankfully, it wasn't all pain and hardship for the students! Several other events were held around the town including a 5 k.m. run and a bucket collection. The team were thrilled when they totted up the final sum and presented it to their chosen charity for this year.

'We had discussed what charity to donate to and we felt that the Irish Guide Dogs do great work. We wanted to support that,' explained Mark. 'We raised a nice amount and it was lovely to be able to hand the money over to a representative from the charity.'

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