TCD St Vincent de Paul Mobilize Members for Fundraising Day

Posted on: 17 November 2004

Wednesday 17th of November is the TCD St Vincent de Paul fundraising day. The society aims to have most of their 5,000 St Vincent de Paul members join in the giant fundraiser. This year’s efforts will go to support the Irish Hospice Foundation, Barretstown, the Students’ National 10K Walk in aid of the children of post-Chernobyl Belarus as well as the St Vincent de Paul. The day’s fundraising events include the all day Street Collection; ‘The Hour of Power’ in Front Square, comprising of an iron stomach competition, buskers around campus, and a fire show; ‘Bounce’ is the chance to knock your best friends’ socks off (or beat the clock) in our inflatable gladiator and bucking bronco competitions; A tug of war between the Arts and Hamilton buildings and a soccer tournament with a mystery guest referee. Students wanting to take part in these fundraising events or to purchase tickets for the day’s finale event, the Bond Ball, can do so at stands located in the Arts and Hamilton Building. For the full timetable of the day’s events visit