Mayor Niall McNelis and Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly helped Galway Lions Club launch its annual Radio Auction at the Galway Bay FM Studios this week.
The Radio Auction will be held on Friday December 7 in the Galway Bay FM Studios between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and will once again be broadcast live on the Keith Finnegan show and streamed live on Galway Bay FM’s Facebook.
Galway Lions are seeking the support of local businesses and organisations in helping the less well off in our community, by either making a financial donation or by sponsoring an item that can be auctioned, and from the public by bidding for and purchasing the items offered for sale on auction on the day. Sponsors and donors can receive significant exposure through local media during the lead up to the auction
The Lions Club expect to have over 200 items for sale from weekends away, fuel vouchers, tickets to sporting events, to shopping vouchers and furniture. If you want a bargain, some early Christmas shopping or just want to support a worthy cause, get your bids in.
The Radio Auction is 29 years in existence and during this time it has raised in excess of €750,000, thanks to the generous support of the business community and the people of Galway.
Galway Lions President Gerard Hosty said their role as Lions is to help those in need in our community in any way they can.
“We see our task as trying to give that extra little bit of help that might just make the difference and maybe help someone through a bad patch or give them the hand they need to help them back on their feet.
“Last Christmas, we distributed more than 400 supermarket vouchers. All of this was made possible through the generosity of the people and businesses of Galway, for which we are most grateful. We work in close co-operation with the Saint Vincent De Paul.”
All the proceeds of the auction and any donations received will go to directly to providing assistance to people in our community who need extra support at Christmas time.
You can bid on line from 9am. Monday Dec 3 until 12 noon on the auction website at www.auction.galwaylionsclub.ie, or on the day by phone on 091-780780, lines will be manned from 9am.
Alternatively if you have something to donate or sponsor contact the club in advance at [email protected]
In addition to our Radio Auction you will also see our club members collecting at major shopping centres over the coming weeks and large Teddy Bears are visible in businesses across town you are encouraged to buy a line or two for the draw.