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NUI Galway student nurses raise over €2,000 for homeless

Student nurses at NUI Galway have put their best feet forward and raised more than €2,000 for homeless services after clocking more than 500km...

Simon Community warns of challenges ahead in 2021

Galway Simon Community has revealed the significant number of people seeking their support during the pandemic in 2020 and warned of the challenges that...

Helping Haircuts to hold first fundraising event next week

Local charitable initiative Helping Haircuts is hosting its first ever fundraising event next week, in aid of Galway Simon Community.Helping Haircuts, a non-profit, youth-led initiative...

Galway gives back: Over €125,000 raised for Galway Simon in virtual sleep out

The first ever virtual Sleep Out for the Galway Simon Community proved to be a massive success this year, raising over €125,000 for the...

‘Live from Galway’ virtual concert to aid local charity

Claddagh School of Music is inviting people at home and abroad to join the school's first ever ‘Live from Galway’ virtual Concert in aid...

Galway Simon gets approval to build apartments for older people

The Galway Simon Community has been granted approval for a new housing project for older people with mobility issues.Planning permission has been granted for...

Evening of opera, oratorio & festive favourites for local charity

A virtual evening of opera, oratorio, chamber music and festive favourites will be held in Oranmore next weekend in aid of Galway Simon Community. The...

Galway Simon Community issues fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas

Galway Simon Community has issued a fundraising appeal ahead of Christmas in a bid to safeguard their Homelessness Prevention and Housing Services. The homelessness and...

Record number of people supported by Galway Simon in 2019

Galway Simon Community supported more people last year than ever before through its homelessness and housing services, the charity's 2019 Report has revealed. In 2019,...

Stitches’ new owner using clothing company to combat Covid and homelessness

When Stitches Clothing, Alterations and Repairs was taken over by Galway mother Chris Roche this summer, her first port of call was to help...

Plans to knock derelict Newcastle building for apartments for older people

The Galway Simon Community is seeking planning permission to demolish a derelict building, and build new apartments for older people in its place.The plans...

Galway GAA clubs urged to join virtual Sleep Out for Simon

Galway GAA has called on clubs across the county to take part in Galway Simon's Virtual Sleep Out in October, in support of those...

Sleep Out for Simon welcomes new community team for annual event

Galway Simon Community has welcomed Oranmore-Maree as a new Community Team for their annual Sleep Out for Simon event which will take place virtually...

Galway Simon welcomes latest decrease in homelessness figures

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has welcomed the decrease in the number of people living in emergency accommodation in the West, but has...

Sleep Out for Simon goes virtual to fight homelessness!

Homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched their annual Sleep Out for Simon event with a new focus, the homelessness fundraiser is going virtual.Normally,...

Youth homelessness on the rise in Galway

Galway Simon Community has expressed concerns that homelessness among young people is increasing in Galway and the charity has called for the new government...

4% decrease in number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West

There has been a 4% decrease in the number of people in Emergency Accommodation in the West in April 2020, compared the same time...

Galway Simon asks people to hold onto charity shop donations

The Galway Simon Community has closed both of its charity shops in the city, but is asking people to hold onto anything they were...

Galway TD urges people to “go the extra mile” supporting charities during crisis

Galway East TD Seán Canney is urging people "go the extra mile" in supporting charities, when their services are more in need than ever,...

Local A Capella group raise almost €50k for the fight against homelessness with Christmas concerts

Local music group the A Capella Knights recently celebrated raising almost €50k for homelessness services in Galway.Each year the A Capella Knights raise money...
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