College students compete in 36-hour global challenge to raise vital funds for Amnesty International and the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Show your support for Jailbreak 2020 today.
On Saturday 23rd February, over 200 third level students will take part in the iconic Jailbreak race. Starting out from Dublin Castle in teams of two, the students will have 36 hours to travel to a mystery location somewhere in the world without spending any of their own money. Throughout the competition, the students are given a series of clues which guide them toward the mystery location. The first team to arrive will be declared the Jailbreak champions for 2020!
Jailbreak is Ireland’s largest student-run charity challenge. All funds raised are split equally between Amnesty International Ireland and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Originating in Trinity College, Jailbreak has now expanded to include several other third level institutions countrywide.
This year, the students have set an ambitious target to raise €40,000. An Cumann Gaelach student society are also seeking to increase the focus on Irish culture and language as an integral part of the students’ experience representing Ireland abroad.
Throughout their travels, the students will be highlighting Human Rights Defenders and Amnesty’s Brave campaign.
St Vincent de Paul’s college groups take part in social action and volunteering in their colleges and local communities, based on the needs that the students themselves feel need to be addressed. They work to advance St Vincent de Paul’s social justice mission, by tackling poverty in all forms and providing support and friendship to those who need it most.
The participating colleges are: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College and Queens University Belfast.