My name is Claudia Larmour and I am in transition year in St Andrews College. This week I did a one week internship with Elevate PR. I really enjoyed working in Elevate as everyone was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. I was given many interesting jobs to do such as clippings, filing, research, office work and I was able to go see a photocall for one of Elevates client. I found the photocall really interesting and it showed me how much work goes into organising one. Now that I have done a week with Elevate I have much more knowledge about PR and I have learnt many new skills.
I have done previous work experience in John Rocha which gave me a better understanding about the fashion industry – I hope to have a successful career in fashion. I did a week in Planit event management and a week in the radiology department of St Vincents Hospital. I have really enjoyed all of my work placements and hope to use the skills I have learnt from these internships in the future.
ICON is an exhibition of unique, rare and innovative objects handcrafted by 16 Irish artists from the flagship publication ‘Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection 2013-2014’, and will be on display in the Brown Thomas Grafton Street windows and The Designer Rooms on Level 1 until the middle of June.
At the launch of Walk in My Shoes a host of Irish celebrities including U2’s Adam Clayton, The Original Rudeboys, Royseven and Rosanna Davison called on the Irish public to join them, and support St Patrick’s Hospital Foundation for its annual fundraiser. The idea behind the campaign, which is now in its second year, originated from a young service user at St. Patrick’s University Hospital who said he wished his friends could ‘walk in my shoes’ so they could gain a better understanding of mental health difficulties. Funds raised through Walk in My Shoes, will be used to provide mental health services to vulnerable young adults who otherwise could not afford them. Walk in My Shoes also provides a free support and information phone line and aims to enhance the young adult services at St. Patrick’s University Hospital. The official Walk in My Shoes day will take place on Friday April 12th.
Walk in My Shoes day takes place across the country on Friday 12th April. It’s easy to get involved and help support young adults suffering from mental health problems across Ireland.
How you can support Walk in My Shoes 2013
• Host a funky shoe day in work, school, or in your local community
• Organise a sponsored walk
• Volunteer as a street collector on the day via the website
• Text your €2 donation to 57802
TV3’s Anna Daly, Glenda Gilson and Sybil Mulcahy together with Isabelle Ryan (aged 4) from the Enable Ireland Sandymount Centre launched Enable Ireland’s Give Up Clothes for Good charity initiative last week. Give Up Clothes for Good is Ireland’s biggest clothes drive and aims to raise funds for Enable Ireland’s vital services for children with disabilities across the country by asking the public to drop their unwanted clothing, accessories and household items to any TK Maxx store nationwide from now until the 18th of March. For more information, visit www.tkmaxx.ie or find them on Facebook.