CHARITY FUNDRAISING

MED WEEK 2021

October 11th - 15th

Aoibhneas is an Irish charity set up to support Women & Children who are victims of domestic abuse.

Their mission is to empower each person to live in freedom and safety from domestic abuse through a healing process that nurtures and enables positive growth and societal change.

They have a range of services such as:

  • Refuge Accommodation

  • 24 Hour Helpline

  • Drop-in Service

  • Outreach & Community Support

  • Court Preparation and Accompaniment Service

  • Training and Networking

UCD Med Week is our annual charity fundraising event. It normally involves a number of specific fundraising events, all culminating with Med Day which sees members of the Society hit the streets of Dublin, shaking buckets to collect donations for the chosen charity.

 

Med Week brings students from every level within the school together and gives us a chance to give back to our community by donating our time and efforts to raise funds for charity.

After a tough but amazing Med Week last year, we are back on the streets and back in-person. We hope to raise as much as possible this year for Aoibhneas. But for that we need your help!

How do I get involved?

There is plenty to get involved in during Med Week to help raise vital funds for Aoibhneas.

  • Bake something for our Bake Sale or buy some baked goods on Monday

  • Set up a team for the Pub Quizzes on Monday or Tuesday

  • Go for a morning sea swim at Seapoint on Wednesday and ask friend & family to donate.

  • Attend the Chairty Talk on Thursday where Aoibhneas will be detailing their invaluable work in support of domestic abuse victims.

  • Sign up for Med Day! Spend Friday bucket collecting across Dublin for Aoibhneas and help raise as much as possible for this worthy cause. We'll have breakfast after the morning bucket collecting in DTwo and then it's back for more collecting! That evening join us in Famer Brown's to celebrate Med Week. 

Throughout the week we will be selling Medicine-themed merch including hats, jumpers and tote bags. All profits go to Aoibhneas so make sure to grab yourself something nice!

We'll have a Med Week raffle throughout the week also where yu can win flight vouchers, hotel vouchers and maybe even a coveted Med Ball ticket!!!

Lastly, we'll have our MedWeek GoFundMe page set up throughout MedWeek so make sure to let your friends, family, work, etc. know about our fundraiser! Let them know about Aoibhneas and the amazing work they do!! 

MED WEEK LINKS

MED WEEK THROUGH THE YEARS

Med Week 2020/21

In 2020/21, we raised a record-breaking €43,307 for our charity partners, Bone Marrow for Leokaemia Trust

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Med Week 2019

In 2019 we were thrilled to raise €27,000 for our charity partner 'BUMBLEance' 

Med Week 2018

In 2018 we raised €24,297 for our charity partner 'Barretstown'!

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Med Week 2017

In 2017 we were delighted to raise €26,256.54 for 'Debra Ireland'!