NUIG Students’ Union launches charity challenge

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Galway Daily nui Galway

NUI Galway Students’ Union has launched its Charity Challenge to raise funds for Galway Rape Crisis Centre and BeLonG To Youth Services.

Each month students and staff will be taking part in different challenges to raise funds for the chosen charities.

NUI Galway Students’ Union President Róisín Nic Lochlainn said they are excited to launch the Charity Challenge to raise much needed funds for the two amazing charities.

“Over the academic year this event will help our students and staff to feel part of the NUIG community, have fun and keep active while fundraising,” she said.

Cathy Connolly, Executive Director of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the SU Charities again this year.

“Many NUIG students have been part of our volunteer fundraising team in the past and we are ever grateful for the continued support of NUI Galway Students’ Union.

“This Funding will be used to offer counselling to our crisis clients and reduce our waiting list.”

Moninne Griffith, CEO, BeLonG To Youth Services said that in the past year, they have seen demand for their support services soar by 113% as more LGBTI+ young people than ever reach out for support.

“Support from this initiative will help us to strengthen our impact and fulfil our mission of creating an Ireland where LGBTI+ young people can be who they are, and love who they love, without experiencing hate and discrimination,” said Moninne Griffith.