As Christmas approaches there are many members of our community in need of help. Covid-19 regulations have, in common with many others, restricted some of our fund-raising efforts. However, this will not stop us attempting to fill the void, as the need does not disappear and we remain very conscious of peoples’ situations during the current pandemic. Our aim remains: provide Christmas vouchers to over 400 in need families/individuals, who are identified in collaboration with SVP, Simon and Social Services Staff. We also will be fundraising for various projects that we run during the year.
Over the next six weeks we will be running our Annual Radio Auction and a Virtual Cash Collection and are once again appealing to the businesses and people of Galway to help us to help others. Both events will comply with all current Covid safety regulations.
The Annual Galway Lions Club Radio Auction on Dec 4 was launched on The Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan Show at the Galway Bay FM Studio last week Keith was joined by Lord Mayor Councillor Mike Cubbard, Bishop Brendan Kelly, Auction Project Chair Lion Geraldine Mannion and The President of Galway Lions Club Brian O’Keeffe.
The #lionsauction2020 will take place between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm and will be broadcast live on Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan show and streamed live on: https://www.facebook.com/GalwayLionsClub.ie
Galway Lions are, seeking the support of the business community, by either making a financial donation or by sponsoring an item that can be auctioned, and of the public by bidding for and purchasing the items offered for sale. Sponsors and donors can receive significant exposure through local media during the lead up to the auction.
The Lions expect to have over 200 items for sale ranging from weekends away, fuel and food vouchers, tickets to sporting events, shopping vouchers and furniture.
You can bid on line from 9am. Monday 30th Nov. until 12 noon on Dec 4 on the auction website at www.auction.galwaylionsclub.ie, or on the day by phone on 091-353250 lines will be manned from 9am. Details of items will also be posted, on a rolling basis on our Facebook and Twitter accounts from Monday Nov 23rd
So, if you want a bargain, a present for Christmas, or just want to help a worthy cause, get your bids in.
Alternatively, if you have something to donate or sponsor contact the club in advance at [email protected] or any Lions Club Member.