Third year business student Shane Philips is working with charitable organisation 100minds to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital
Third year business student at WIT Shane Philips is representing WIT in the 100minds organisation with the aim to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital this year.
Shane’s campaign is “Train for Temple Street” and he is hoping to raise €1,000 over a 100 day period.
When discussing the charitable campaign, Shane said, “This is something that I have an immense passion for as I was diagnosed with scoliosis as a child and had to have surgery to correct it which took a full year to recover from, and so I empathise with the children staying in Temple Street, who are hospitalised for multiple years.”
The organisation 100minds selects 100 students from different colleges across the country to raise money for chosen charities.
People donated to the 100minds profile page up until 1 December to help support Shane in his first effort, which will see him deadlift 70kg, 365 times in one sitting, which will take place over the Christmas holidays.
“My attempt will be recorded and it will be uploaded to the 100minds Facebook page as well as my profile on the 100minds website.”
Shane’s second effort will take place during the third week of January and he will be organising a training competition in a local gym which will be confirmed in the upcoming weeks.
Teams of three can enter and will take part in a timed training circuit. The team who complete the course in the fastest time will be crowned winners. The circuit training competitors will each have a sponsor card which they can ask their sponsors to fill for the “Training for Temple Street” competition.
You can donate to Shane's cause and find out more information on the organisation at his 100minds profile.