Weekend Agenda

It’s Friday and that can only mean one thing… WEEKEND AGENDA. Let us grace you with our holy grail for the weekend ahead. Inside you’ll find all the top eats, drinks, bops amongst many other great things happening in Galway!

Grab that evening cuppa and start planning your weekend right here! YEOW!

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The Village Salthill Launch as the Brand New Location for Sleep Out for Simon 2019

Galway Simon Community have announced a new location for their annual Sleep Out taking place on Friday 4th October.

This year, The Village Salthill have come on board and are inviting the Salthill community to get together to help raise funds and awareness to tackle homelessness here in Galway.

As registrations open up for the event, Keith Kissane from The Village Salthill Collective commented on their involvement;

“We are delighted to be hosting a Salthill Village Sleep Out this year and we hope that it will encourage even more people to rise to the challenge of taking part and raising much needed funds for Galway Simon”

The 2019 Sleep Out for Simon will also see friends, families, and colleagues from Tuam, Loughrea, and the City Centre coming together to swap their beds for sleeping bags for one night in an act of solidarity with those facing homelessness in our community.

229 individuals and families throughout Galway City & County directly benefited from funds raised last year which were specifically used to support Galway Simon Community’s Homelessness Prevention Services. 100% of proceeds from this year’s event will go directly towards plans to further extend the reach of these essential services.

Speaking about the urgent need for funds to expand these services, Karen Feeney, Head of Client Services with Galway Simon said;

“With the private rental sector here in Galway continuing to spiral out of control and an ever widening gap between housing support limits and market rent prices there is an urgent need to continue to ensure that preventative measures are in place”.

Galway Simon’s Homelessness Prevention Services include a Community Support Team, a dedicated Youth Service, a specialist Women and Family Service as well as a drop in resource centre in East County Galway.

To register to take part in the 2019 Sleep Out event visit www.galwaysimon.ie. If you are thinking about getting involved with colleagues, a local community group or are a business that would like to lend your support, please get in touch with Amy on 091 381828.


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