Galway Community Pride festival fundraiser to be held next week

Join Galway Clinic consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, radiology staff and many many more as they strut their stuff in the Galway Clinic to Catwalk Fashion show, taking place on Thursday June 1 in the Clayton Hotel in aid of Cancer Care West. Tickets are 25 euro on sale now from Galway Clinic, Cancer Care West and online at Eventbrite. For more information log onto galwayclinic.com or email Claire Henry at Claire.henry@galwayclinic.com
Pictured are representatives from some of Galway’s local businesses taking part in the fashion show;   Left to right; Laura McLoughlin (Willow), Simona Va (Born Clothing), Oonagh Morrissey (Portwest), Dympna Coyne (Bellissimo), Clare Henry (Galway Clinic), Mike O’Connor (Bellissimo), Rachel Dooley (Cancer Care West), Lynn McLoughlin (Anthony Ryans), Anthony Ryan ( Anthony Ryans).  Photograph by David Ruffles

Join Galway Clinic consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, radiology staff and many many more as they strut their stuff in the Galway Clinic to Catwalk Fashion show, taking place on Thursday June 1 in the Clayton Hotel in aid of Cancer Care West. Tickets are 25 euro on sale now from Galway Clinic, Cancer Care West and online at Eventbrite. For more information log onto galwayclinic.com or email Claire Henry at [email protected] Pictured are representatives from some of Galway’s local businesses taking part in the fashion show; Left to right; Laura McLoughlin (Willow), Simona Va (Born Clothing), Oonagh Morrissey (Portwest), Dympna Coyne (Bellissimo), Clare Henry (Galway Clinic), Mike O’Connor (Bellissimo), Rachel Dooley (Cancer Care West), Lynn McLoughlin (Anthony Ryans), Anthony Ryan ( Anthony Ryans). Photograph by David Ruffles

AHEAD OF August’s Galway Community Pride celebrations, a bingo fundraiser, with cash prizes, music, and entertainment, will take place in Nova, the West End, on Wednesday May 17.

The event begins at 9pm, but cards go on sale from 8.30pm onwards. “We’ll go nice and slow initially to get people warmed up but then they can expect some speed rounds!” said Rob Partridge, chair of the Galway Community Pride committee. “Raising funds is essential to ensure we deliver a community Pride festival that Galway and its LGBT+ residents and allies deserve.”

Galway Community Pride begins on Monday August 7 with the weeklong event seeing visitors from all around the world joining the LGBT+ community to celebrate all the culture has to offer. Harnessing the support of local businesses and organisations the festival sees a range of events taking place from flag raising to mental health awareness talks.

The committee have planned educational workshops, a cheesy pop night, and an evening to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. There will also be a comedy night, the main party on the Saturday, and the Pride of Galway Awards.

For further details see galwaypride.com or facebook.com/galwaycommunitypridefestival

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