NUIG Students’ Union ready for second kilometre challenge

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NUI Galway Students’ Union will start a new Kilometre Challenge on Monday, the fourth of six Charity Challenges to raise funds for three Galway charities.

A total of 80 students and staff have registered so far to take part in the challenge, which will run throughout February.

The aim of the Challenge is to encourage participants to commit to completing a target number of kilometres throughout the month by walking, running or on wheels – all within their 5km radius!

This year the Students’ Union is raising funds for Galway Autism Partnership, Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Helplink Mental Health.

Each month the Students’ Union has organised a different Charity Challenge to raise funds for the charities, including a Random Acts of Kindness Challenge in December.

“We are delighted to have reached the halfway point of our Charity Challenge,” said Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey.

“The past 3 months these challenges have helped our students and staff to feel part of the NUIG community, have fun and keep active while fundraising.

“Our first Kilometre Challenge in November was such a success that we can’t wait to get started with round two!”

Students’ Union Welfare and Equality Officer Róisín Nic Lochlainn said that it is great to see students and staff coming together as a community for a project like this – even if we are apart.

“Turning exercise into a regular habit can transform your health, body and mind,” said Róisín Nic Lochlainn.

“This year more than ever our charities need as much help fundraising as possible to keep providing their vital services.”

Participants can still register online for the challenge HERE.

Donations can be made online HERE!