St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin 2020
St. Patrick's Festival
Name: Kevin Cleary
Course: Computer Applications
Ambition: To learn how to sign
Special Olympics Ireland, DCU Societies
For Special Olympics, friends/neighbours have volunteered before and I was very interested so signed up on a whim one rainy day in February.
With the societies, my involvement began as I was interested in drama but escalated as I made friends and wanted to get more involved in DCU society life.
There is such a buzz and excitement about being involved with something outside of yourself, especially when you get to help someone else out. I took part in RAG Rumble and Strictly Come Pole Dancing to raise funds for charity (got bate & got naked for charity) but it was not only so much fun but also an amazing thing to know you were helping out a brilliant cause at the same time.
During Special Olympics, the absolute craic you have feeding off the buzz of the athletes, seeing them all enjoying themselves and having a right laugh.
One thing you’ve learned from giving back
It never feels like you’re losing anything or parting with anything when ‘giving back’, it feels so rewarding to help
Somewhere you’ve always wanted visit
The upstairs toilets in the Computing Building
Random fact about you
Keeping that one a deep, dark secret..
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