Through their charity events this year, NUIG Student Union raised over €15,000 for two charities.
NUI Galway Students’ Union donated €15,400 to Galway Lifeboat Station/the RNLI and Threshold after their year of charity events. Students took part in Croagh Patrick climbs, hair braiding, cake sales, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €15,400 for charity in the process.
 
Students’ Union President Jimmy McGovern said: “Despite the constant cutbacks and daily challenges we all face, students have once again done their bit to help others. NUI Galway students have a very proud tradition of raising money for charities and they have excelled themselves this year.”
 
Galway Lifeboat Station/The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea. Mike Swan, Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Galway Lifeboat Station said: "We're so thankful to the NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing us as one of their two charities this year. There are so many organisations doing good work in the volunteering and charity sector and we are honoured to be singled out by the Students’ Union. Some of our volunteer crew are students and graduates of Galway colleges so we are all delighted to benefit from the SU's excellent fundraising initiatives this academic year."
 
Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right. Diarmaid O'Sullivan of Threshold said: “Threshold is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from NUI Galway Students’ Union fundraising activities for the 2016/7 academic year. The funds raised will help Threshold keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness.”
 
Pictured left to right: Olivia Byrne (RNLI), Tony Hiney (RNLI), Jimmy McGovern (NUIG SU), Daniel Khan (NUIG SU), Cliodhna Coyle (NUIG SU), Patrick O’Flaherty (NUIG SU), Megan Reilly (NUIG SU), Damian Duddy (NUIG SU), Cathal Sherlock (NUIG SU), Diarmaid O’Sullivan (Threshold). Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe