Final year Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) students organised a successful “Take Me Out” event in aid of Soft Power Education and The Irish Kidney Association (IKA).
The dating show, which was held as part of their business ethics module, raised much needed funds for both charities on Thursday, April 19.
Fifteen female students and five male students participated in the event. All of the men taking part made videos with the intention of wooing the girls and winning a date which included drinks in the college bar.
“There was great excitement on the day and you know it’s all for a good cause. Unfortunately I didn’t get a date, but I’d definitely take part again,” said one of the contestants.
“We are all fourth year students so it was nice to come together and get involved in this initiative before we have to graduate.”
Aoife, a Public Relations student, who got a date for the night said: “I’m really glad I was chosen. It was great fun taking part and raising money for two well deserving charities.”
The money raised will be split equally between the two chosen charities. Soft Power Education is a charity set up to work with communities in Uganda to improve their quality of life through education. The IKA provides services to support families and patients affected by kidney disease.
The students hope to present the cheques in the coming weeks.