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RCSI Red Cross Society Raises €4,800

18 November 2011

On Friday 18 November the RCSI Red Cross Society organised "Lights, Camera, Auction!" to raise much needed funds for the Irish Red Cross.

RCSI students participating in the auction

The theme was Hollywood glamour and the students did not disappoint, walking the red carpet in style.

As well as the serious matter of fundraising, it was a fun filled evening of entertainment, provided by our own students.  They are really a very talented bunch!!!

The Red Cross Society team, led by students Chelsea Garcia and Yashoda Singh, worked tirelessly to obtain items that money usually can't buy - such as a private Anatomy lesson with Dr Alice McGarvey, a walk on part in the popular soap Fair City and many other items - including a date at Nando's with a bellydancer!!

Speaking at the event Margie Morgan from Student Services said "It is fabulous to see the hard work that the Society have put into this event.  They set out with the intention of raising €1,500 for the Irish Red Cross and more than trebled that.  They should be very proud".

The Irish Red Cross works both at home in Ireland and in countries overseas which have been damaged by wars or natural disasters.