Race to Midnight to raise funds for Cork hospital

On Friday, April 11th a 12-hour swimming event will take place in UCD’s 50m pool in aid of Marymount University Hospital and Hospice in Cork.The event is being organised by 2nd year Sports and Exercise Management students in memory of former graduate of the programme Aodh Cronin, who spent some time in the hospital before his passing.One of the organisers, Robert Burke said, “The event is the first of its kind being held in UCD, and the UCD Sport & Fitness Centre have generously let us use the UCD Swimming Pool as the venue.“The event will start at 12pm and run until Midnight on April 11th. You can swim for as long as you want, take part in our competitions and activities or if you're a member of a sports club you can go with your team for rehabilitation or as a cool down post training.”People looking to take part in the event register on the day or at the events’ info/registration desk in the Student Centre on April 8th.Funds will be raised on the day through bucket donations, by purchasing a ticket for the raffle that will be held on the day or online by logging onto www.mycharity.ie. The event is open to all students, Sport Centre members and UCD societies and sports clubs.