Cookie ‘eat off’ success

LOUTH beat Meath in a ‘replay’ at DkIT when students participated in a cookie “eat-off” in aid of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ireland.

LOUTH beat Meath in a ‘replay’ at DkIT when students participated in a cookie “eat-off” in aid of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ireland.

A team of ten Louth students took on ten Meath students in the charity cookie competition on Wednesday, March 23.

The “replay” took place in the form of a three minute cookie eating competition with a large number of students turning out to support their respective counties.

Assets models, Laura, Nicola and Alison Crimmins, Louth County players Derek Maguire and Andy McDonnell and Meath County Player Paddy O’Rourke were also on hand to cheer on the contestants.

Before the full-time whistle, Louth took the title as the ‘Cookie Champions’ as they managed to scoff 200 cookies in two minutes and thirty seconds. Just under e500 was raised on the day for MS Ireland. The event was organised by three fourth year PR students at DkIT, Aileen Gaskin, Chloe McGuckin and Eimear O’Brien.

The event was part of a nationwide campaign MS Ireland will launch next month called “Cookies that Care”.

The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for the services available to the MS community nationwide. Services such as the individual and family support system is available in every community in Ireland and the MS Care Centre, Ireland’s only respite and therapy centre for people with MS.

MS Ireland’s services operate throughout Louth and Meath, providing professional and social support and information to people with MS and their families.

“A huge thank you goes to all who took part in the event and most importantly to Carroll Village Supermarket, Dundalk and the Hospitality Department at DkIT, who provided the cookies,” said Eimear O’Brien.

MS Ireland will launch the campaign nationwide this month for their 50th anniversary celebrations.