These DCU students will be raising thousands of euro for charity instead of sleeping 1 year ago

These DCU students will be raising thousands of euro for charity instead of sleeping

Sure look, who needs sleep anyway?

Last year, DCU's Media Production Society (MPS) produced a live-streamed broadcast for 24 hours straight in an attempt to raise money for charity.

Students commit to staying in DCU's School of Communications building, the Henry Grattan, and will be creating 24 hours worth of content all in the name of a brilliant cause.

They successfully raised over €10,000 for SOSAD, a charity that aims to help prevent suicide and improve the lives of all people affected by depression and suicide.

And they are back doing the same again this year!

The charity of choice for 2018's event is Aoibheann's Pink Tie, which aims to support children and families going through treatment for cancer.

Students taking part in the broadcast posted a video which does a great job in explaining the benefit of this charity in particular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwSCdAOpMHI&feature=youtu.be

Clip via dcumps

The society boasts that there is something for everyone to get involved in, be it filming, producing, presenting, editing, creating behind the scenes content, promoting the broadcast on social media or a little bit of everything.

DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland, runs from 9pm on Friday 30 November to 9pm Saturday 1 December.

The charity was suggested by committee members, Cathal O’Rourke and Sarah O’Dwyer.

Commenting on the suggestion of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie as the benificiaries this year, Cathal said: "When I was a child I learned that my father had lost his older brother in his youth due to cancer.

"He died very shortly after his diagnosis, the reason for this being his family didn't have the financial means to pay for his treatment.

"I don't think any family should ever have to be put into the position where they cannot pay for the treatment of their child’s disease, so I’m delighted that we’ve chosen Aoibheann’s Pink Tie as our charity this year for the DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast."

If you want to watch the broadcast, or to donate to the charity, visit the official MPS website here or you can follow the antics throughout the night with the hashtag #DCUtv24.

Fair play to all involved.