Sunday 22 April 2018

Eadaoine in 24-hour live TV broadcast

Eadaoine Fitzmaurice behind the camera.
Eadaoine Fitzmaurice behind the camera.

Arklow student Eadaoine Fitzmaurice was in action recently helping children with life-threatening conditions.

Eadaoine, who is a member of the Media Production Society in Dublin City University, was part of a team of over 100 students who used their camera, production and acting skills to raise vital funds for the Make A Wish Ireland Foundation during a 24-hour live TV broadcast.

Eadaoine went to Gaelcholaiste Na Mara, and is now studying Communications in DCU. She said she was thrilled to be part of the broadcast.

'I was really excited for this year's broadcast. We are hoping to raise €4,000 which is a big challenge, but with some support from home I think we can manage it!'

The Media Production Society (MPS), in association with Bank Of Ireland, recruited over 100 volunteers to create 24 hours of original shows - 53 programmes in total. The schedule was packed with cooking shows, game shows, quiz shows, dating shows, comedy, puppetry, nonsensical investigations into cheesecake and even a Toy Show.

Singers, musicians and the odd deluded soul also competed on the night to win DCUtv X Factor for their chance to release a single this Christmas.

The army of volunteers, who were all students in DCU, included presenters, floor managers, camera crew, lighting teams, sound engineers, vision mixers, a team to keep people awake through the night – and a team to keep that team awake through the night!

Eadaoine said: 'I hope we reach our target and do something good for a child this Christmas'.

To donate online log onto and help make a child's wish come true this Christmas.

Wicklow People