Student breakdown service to be launched in Kerry
A unique roadside breakdown service aimed at students will roll out in Kerry this year.
Student Road Rescue was founded by University of Limerick students Karl Hayes, Joshua Fortune, Mark Ryan and Simon Edwards.
Their aim is to offer free (voluntary) breakdown assistance to students – basic jobs like charging a flat battery or changing a wheel. They also offer a free parts sourcing service for students needing a bigger job.
Founder Simon explains:
“As a student myself, I had to commute from my house in Roscommon to my college in Galway.
“I could find no accommodation to rent and found the price of running a car increasingly more difficult to cope with. I knew I wasn’t alone in this problem and set about ways of minimising costs for students just like me.
“I came up with Student Road Rescue to give students the chance to go to education and not have to be burdened with the expensive costs that arise when a car breaks down.”
The volunteer service has already been successful in Limerick and Galway.
They are now actively recruiting volunteers to cover the Munster Technological University area.
They attended this week’s society fair at the North Campus.
Kerry Motor Club also attended, promoting motorsport in the region while a new Motor Society in the local university is said to have 300 members.
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