Fundraiser takes in almost €10,000 for Down Syndrome Galway

Galway Daily news Fundraiser takes in almost €10,000 for Down Syndrome Galway

A recent fundraiser at The Auld Traingle in Loughrea, supported by the Loughrea Darts Club and more, raised almost €10k for Down Syndrome Galway.

Down Syndrome Galway provides a wide variety of supports for children and young people with Down Syndrome and their families.

This includes different streams of communications training including the Little Owls Early Communication Group for toddlers up to three years, Speech and Language Therapy for kids aged 3 and over, and sign language training courses for professional staff working with kids.

Project Voices at DSGalway currently employs three Speech & Language Therapists and caters for up to 80 people.

The group also provides education support, support for new parents, a football club for kids aged 6 to 16 and numerous social opportunities.

To help support all this good work a fundraiser night took place at the Auld Triangle pub in Loughrea in mid October with a raffle, darts competition, and  a barbecue.

All told the night took in €9,457 to fund the ongoing work of DSG.

“Thanks a million to Aidan Callanan, Manager of The Auld Triangle, Loughrea. To Mike & his sons, to Joe Kenny & all involved in the Loughrea Darts club and one of our parents, Breda Regan,” Down Syndrome Galway said on Twitter.