Fundraising

Coffee, Cake and Craft Fair November 26th 2016 – Young Hearts Intergenerational Group and the Knitting Group of Croí na Gaillimhe.

This years coffee, craft and cake fair was held in Croí na Gaillimhe on Saturday 26th November from 10.30am to 2pm and was a great success with handmade ceramic decorations and knitted goods and cakes the morning has raised €1200.00 euro so far. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who supported us on the day.

Carol Singing – Young Hearts Intergenerational Group

Well done to all our Young Hearts Intergenerational Group who sang their hearts out this morning on Shop Street to help us raise €726.10 much needed money for the Croí na Gaillimhe, SVP Resource Centre. The Young Hearts are made up of the transition year students from Galway Community College with their amazing teacher Maria Moore and the adults from Croí na Gaillimhe. This group has done tremendous work to fundraise for Croí na Gaillimhe, from crafting, baking and making Christmas decorations for our craft fair to Carol Singing in the rain.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG Thank You and wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to having you all back in January. Thank you to everyone that gave money and encouragement to our singers this morning​.

NUIG  Student Information Desk  raises €320.00 for Croí naGaillimhe

A great BIG thank you to Mary Ryan and all the staff at Academic Administration & NUIG Student Information Desk for their very generous donation of €320.00 to Croí na Gaillimhe,  A great big thank you from all of us here at Croí na Gaillimhe for all your hard work.

 

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 NUIG Chemistry Students raise €350.00 for Croí naGaillimhe

Students from the Chemistry Department presenting Michael Begley ( St Vincent De Paul) with a cheque for €350.00 to the Men’s Group. The students raised this money by holding a quiz and also a bake sale. A great big thank you from all of us here at Croí na Gaillimhe for all your hard work.

 

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PRESS RELEASE

“Croí na Gaillimhe: At the Heart of the City”

 New radio documentary captures the spirit of friendship thriving in Galway

“Its red door is always open to the street”   That is how independent radio producer Mary Owens describes Croí na Gaillimhe, as she begins the narration of a new radio documentary to be broadcast on Galway Bay FM on St Stephen’s Day Thursday the 26th of December at 9.00 a.m.

Croí na Gaillimhe based in The Maureen O’Connell House, 1 Mill Street is a St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Resource Centre that has a huge impact on the lives of almost 400 residents of Galway every week.

Mary Owens spent time with various groups who benefit from the centre as they wrote, painted, danced and talked. As a result she has captured the friendly atmosphere and the range of social interactions that is the essence of Croí na Gaillimhe.

The fact that the centre’s work has a strong intergenerational and inter cultural dimension lends the programme plenty of character and diversity and perhaps will surprise the listener with its range of voices, accents, stories and points of view.

“What distinguishes Croí na Gaillimhe, in my view, is its success in bringing together people of very different ages as well as social and cultural backgrounds so naturally and enjoyably in an ever changing and growing city”, says  Mary Owens.

Loretta Needham, Centre Manager referred to the centre’s 70 volunteers, ‘ as the lifeblood of the organisation’.

One of the weekly activities featured in the documentary is the Young Hearts Intergenerational Project. Every Tuesday… Download the full press release here!