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UCD students strip off in aid of suicide prevention

Published 01/12/2015 | 10:13

Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU
Photo: UCDSU

A group of UCD students have stripped naked for a charity calendar.

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UCD Students' Union is aiming to raise €100,000 for Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland (YSPI), and they’re aiming to sell 3,000 naked calendars for €10.

The students decided to take the radical step to strip naked for charity because they felt they needed to draw attention to the issue.

“We've been accused of being off message but all our ideas are run by YSPI and they agree with our methods. We want to draw attention to what we're doing. We need attention to get this much money together,” UCD Students' Union President Marcus O'Halloran said.

“Charities like YSPI have a real need for resources which aren't being provided by Government. We want to help expand & develop their Schools Visit programme, their Four Steps to Help programme, and we're going all out to meet that end," he added.

The charity calendar can be purchased here.

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