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NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To


NUI Galway Students’ Union Raises €12,500 for Console and BeLonG To

NUI Galway Students’ Union organised a wide array of charity events over the 2014/15 academic year. Students took part in aquathons, Croagh Patrick climbs, cake sales, table quizzes, a Christmas day in November, comedy gigs, calendar sales, pet farm visits and collection days to raise €12,500 for charity in the process!

All of the money raised from these events has been donated to the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2014/15 – Console and BeLonG To.

Applications are now CLOSED for charities to apply to be the Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/16. 

Declan Higgins, Students’ Union President 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.”

Margaret Tierney, Project Development Manager of Console said:

“We are indebted to NUI Galway Students’ Union for choosing Console as one of their charity partners, thereby raising awareness of the work of the Console Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Charity. We are always there to help when you are going through a difficult time and our free helpline 1800 247 247 operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”

David Carroll, Executive Director of BeLonG To said: “We’re delighted to be one of this year’s chosen charities by NUI Galway’s Students Union. The support of allies like the students of NUIG is vital to our work to eliminate homophobic & transphobic bullying and support those lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people and their families and to build a fairer more equal Ireland”


Left to right: Margaret Tierney (Console), Declan Higgins (NUIG SU President), Aoife Ní Shúilleabháin (NUIG SU Welfare) Phelim Kelly (NUIG SU Education), Oisín O’Reilly (BeLonG To)


Photo: Aengus McMahon


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