NUI Galway Students’ Union have today relaunched their fundraising socks featuring a tribute to the iconic ‘Galway Yellow’ sculpture on campus.
The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities.
The Galway Yellow sculpture, AKA the Big Yellow Thing, was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It also goes by the nicknames ‘The Squiggle’ and ‘Archimedes Balls’.
Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said they are are delighted to re-launch the socks just in time for Christmas.
“They are a great Irish made gift and will support the work of three very worthy local charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health,” said Pádraic.
“We hope past and present staff and students will love the socks as much as we do. We look forward to seeing them on cosy feet everywhere!”
The socks are on sale now from the SU website and the SU Shop at NUI Galway.