Sunday, 16 February 2014

Aware charity bake sale

On Wednesday 12th February 2014, the Archaeology Society organised a bake sale in aid of Aware, a charity that offers support for people suffering from depression and mental illnesses.

Part of the bake sale team on the day, left to right:
Melanie Dunne, Sarah Delaney, Alexandra Guglielmi, Emily Geoghegan, Sam Hughes

It was a fantastic day and we had a huge success! We set up our stall in the main foyer of the New Student Centre at UCD, decorating the area with the bright green Aware balloons and fundraising posters we had been kindly sent by the Aware team. And then, at 12pm, it all started! It was great to see such enthusiasm and commitment: some members of the School of Archaeology staff came down to support us and buy cake, countess Society members turned up, bringing their friends with them to support our cause.
Selling cakes around the Arts Building, from r. to l. :
Brandon Walsh, Alexandra Guglielmi, Emily Geoghegan

And then, at around 1pm, Tom appears with 3 boxes of beautifully decorated cupcakes his friend's mother had made! So off we go, a little team of four of us, headed towards the main Arts building to sell these cakes. There again, we were met by a lot of enthusiasm from the students having their lunch break in the Newman building.

When we wrapped up at 2pm, it was with big grins on our face, and a fairly heavy collection bucket! Thank you everyone who made this day possible, and especially our bakers: Sarah P. DelaneyMelanie DunneChrystine SkellyEmily Geoghegan and her friends, Holly MileyMiriam van der MolenKatherine Mccormack and Tom Manning. Further thanks to everyone who helped on the day, selling cakes around the Student Centre and around the Arts building.

You can see all the pictures from the event on our Flickr gallery

Together, we have raised more than we had hoped for !

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