Radio DJ to live in window of Limerick store for charity

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

STAFF at Limerick’s Live 95FM are hoping to raise tens of thousands of euro for charity this week as part of their annual Living in a Window for Limerick Kids campaign.

STAFF at Limerick’s Live 95FM are hoping to raise tens of thousands of euro for charity this week as part of their annual Living in a Window for Limerick Kids campaign.

As part of the week-long initiative, drivetime presenter JP Dillon will live in the side window of the Brown Thomas store at Thomas Street for 95 hours.

Between now and lunchtime on Saturday, when he exits the window, he will eat, drink and sleep inside the window.

He will also broadcast his daily show from there and he will complete a number of tasks and challenges.

All of the monies raised from the event will be donated to Cari and the Children’s Ark at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

Last year, more than €30,000 was raised through the campaign and Fergal Deegan, head of sales and marketing at Live 95FM, says he is hoping this year will be even more successful.

“Mark Whelan did it last year and it was a huge success and I want to wish JP the best of luck this week. Hopefully with the help of the public we will surpass what we raised last year,” he said.

JP Dillon, who has been working for Live 95FM since it first began broadcasting, says he is looking forward to the challenge.

“I have done loads of outside broadcasts from all sorts of locations down through the years but I have never done anything like this before,” he said.