Tuesday 21 November 2017

Excitement in the air as hundreds of students set off across Europe for Jailbreak 2017

Hayley Halpin

Excitement was in the air at Collins Barracks this morning as over a hundred students set off across Europe for Jailbreak 2017.

116 students are currently making their way across Europe to the unknown “Location X”, gathering clues to where the final destination as they go along.

Now in it’s fifth year, Jailbreak is Ireland’s largest student-run fundraiser.

To participate in the event, each team of two had to raise €400 in aid of the event charity partner’s Amnesty International and St. Vincent de Paul.

So far €44,000 has been raised in at of the two designated charities.

The pairs are not allowed to use the money raised prior to their departure this morning and instead have to raise money as they travel towards “Location X”.

Updates from each team are being tweeted throughout the weekend from Jailbreak’s Twitter account. The first team to make it to “Location X” will be deemed winners of the event.

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