Christmas in November and a Llama as NUI Galway Students’ Union launch year of Fundraising!
NUI Galway Students’ Union will be supporting Galway Rape Crisis Centre and the Irish Cancer Society this year. Every year the Students’ Union selects two charities that benefit from its fundraising initiatives. This year’s fundraising events will include a Christmas Day fundraiser in November and a pet farm visit with star of the show Kuzco the Llama in December!
Students’ Union President Phelim Kelly said: “We are delighted to be supporting two very worthy charities this year. Students in NUI Galway have a very proud tradition of fundraising for charity. We hope to improve on last year’s total of €12,500 raised during the year”
Galway Rape Crisis Centre offer emotional and practical support to survivors of rape, sexual violence and abuse via a help line, face to face counselling, training and education services.
Cyril Connole of Galway Rape Crisis Centre said: “Galway Rape Crisis Centre is delighted and honoured to have been chosen as one of the NUI Galway Students’ Union nominated charities for 2015/2016. NUI Galway Students’ Unions commitment in working towards the betterment of every member of society will provide the necessary and vital help the GRCC needs.”
The Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “We are delighted to be chosen as a charity partner for NUI Galway Students’ Union. As an independent charity, we rely on the public to support the work which we do in providing free services to cancer patients in Galway and across the country. One in three people in Ireland will now get cancer with incidence on the increase so demand for our services continues to grow.”
Photo: Kuzco the Llama and admirer at last year’s SU Charity Cake Sale and Pet Farm Visit. Photo: Eibhlín Seoighthe
David O’Doherty Comedy Gig Monday 12th October
We are delighted to announce that our next €5 comedy gig is David O’Doherty at 8pm on Monday 12th October in the O’Flaherty Theatre. Tickets on sale NOW from the SU Office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm) and the SU Engineering Desk (Mon-Fri 11am-3pm)
David O’Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter, But Some of Us Are Looking at David O’Doherty
David O’Doherty, the Lidl Enya, the broken Bublé, is delighted to present a new hour of talking and songs played on a stupid keyboard from 1986.
Life is like a box of chocolates, but one where somebody else has eaten all the chocolates. And replaced them with mouse heads and dishwasher tablets.
On Your Marks
The NUI Galway 8k is back: Saturday 10th October at 10am
Register HERE today – entry is €25 which all goes to Jigsaw Galway.
Ask any of the 600+ participants last year – this race is not to be missed!
The 8k is run in association with the Kingfisher Club, with all proceeds going to Jigsaw Galway, a charity that supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Galway. The NUI Galway 8k and Jigsaw Galway are proudly supported by Aerogen.
The event is open to everyone – runners and walkers of all fitness levels – with a flat, traffic-free route around the University campus and along the banks of the Corrib. The course is measured by Athletics Ireland, and all participants are chipped. There will be fun activities for kids on the day – so bring the family.
To help you prepare for the 8k, the Kingfisher Club is organising a number of Meet & Train events open to everyone:
8k Meet & Train Sessions
Mondays & Wednesdays at 1pm & 6pm
Meet at Kingfisher Reception – changing facilities available
Get updates on these sessions and more on Facebook.
Join in the fun – there’s nothing stopping you.
Be Aware: Student Houses Targeted by Burglars
There has recently been a number of reported burglaries to students’ houses near NUI Galway.
If you come to find that your house has been robbed, do not enter the property.
Call to a neighbour’s house and ring 999.
Explain what has happened and wait for the Gardaí to arrive.
We urge you to protect your property as much as possible.
When you are not at home:
• Lock the front and back doors
• Close all windows
• Leave some lights on in the house, upstairs and downstairs
• If possible, lock all bedroom doors
• Do not leave cash in the property
• Do not leave bikes unlocked outside the property
• And very importantly, if you have a house alarm – USE IT.
Also, it is advised by the Gardaí to take note of all serial numbers on laptops and other valuable devices. Save your important files and college work on an additional device, and take photos of the valuable items you own (including bikes).
Following the above will make your home less of a target.
There are still some spaces available on the SU Life Skills Personal Safety and Awareness Course which is just €5. You can enrol now in the SU Office.
You can speak to your Students’ Union Welfare Officer, Jimmy McGovern for more information.