DUNDALK Institute of Technology (DkIT) Fencing Club, in collaboration with Boyne Valley Fencing Club, held a fundraising event which raised e507 for the suicide support group SOSAD.
The charity fencing event for the Dundalk-based Save Our Sons and Daughters took place in Scotch Hall in Drogheda on Good Friday last.
The fundraiser included a fencing display by the DkIT Fencing Club while volunteers with collection buckets informed shoppers about SOSAD and the sport of fencing.
DkIT students and Boyne Valley members worked throughout the day taking it in turns between the fencing display and collecting donations.
The fencing display included two fencers and a referee showing the sport to the public on top of a stage in the food court of Scotch Hall.
According to DkIT Sports & Societies Officer Ciara Patterson, “the day was enjoyed by all”.
Ciara also extended her thanks to Scotch Hall and Boyne Valley Fencing Club for their contribution to the charity event and for helping to raise funds for SOSAD.