Event: Mizen To Malin 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
CIT organised a very successful charity run in June 2009 where the Institute raised in excess of €20,900 for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (Cork branch).
It has been decided to run a similar event in June 2011, where we are organising a charity drive using vintage and classic vehicles of yesteryear owned by staff members, students and friends.
This run will take place from the 10th - 12th June (after exams and before the results) from Mizen Head to Malin Head - total distance approx. 375 miles. We are hoping to raise funds by getting sponsorship from staff and students within the Institute and also friends outside the Institute, possibly having a fund raiser as well for this very worthy cause. There will be no deductions for expenses for this event as all costs for this trip will be covered by the people involved in the event.
All monies collected will be presented to Suicide Aware, a Cork based voluntary organisation set up to help deal with the issues of depression and suicide in Ireland.
The main aim of this charity is to
- To promote awareness and prevention of suicide, by identifying the needs of people suffering from depression and suicide related issues, setting up educational programmes and activities for the purpose of creating public awareness & understanding mental health, depression and suicide.
- To set up Counseling services with seven day, twenty four hour accessibility where and when required.
- To set up relevant community centres which are identifiable in local areas, to act as facilitator centres for anyone in crisis. To develop a Suicide Support and Information Service.
- More information on this charity can be obtained at http://www.suicideaware.ie/
We have a number of cars and bikes plus support vehicles to do this charity run, most of them owned by staff members. If there are any other staff or student members interested in getting involved please let us know as we would be delighted to hear from you.
T: 021 432 6240
This event will be formally launched later in the semester.
Please click here to download information about the first Mizen - Malin rally
Mizen to Malin Group 2011