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Galway Swimming Club in line for funding boost

Aviva Ireland has announced that Galway Swimming Club has been shortlisted to share in a fund of €100,000. Nominated by Frank Mitchell, Nevin Life & Pensions Ltd, the Aviva Broker Community Fund provides an opportunity for financial advisers/brokers throughout the country to help support their local charities or community organisations that are making a difference in their area. The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony tomorrow Friday 15 January 2020.

Now in its third year, the Aviva Broker Community Fund, which was launched last September, has a total fund of €100,000 to donate to worthwhile projects completed by charities and community organisations. The Aviva Broker Community Fund will make thirty separate donations, broken down as follows: -

One charity donation of €20,000 to the best submission, plus four runner-up donations of €5,000 to the shortlisted charities. Three local community organisation donations of €10,000 to the best submissions, plus two donations of €5,000 to those shortlisted community organisations. €1,000 donated to 20 charities and community organisations drawn from the list of those entries not shortlisted

Galway Swimming Club is one of five community organisations shortlisted and is therefore guaranteed to receive a minimum donation of €5,000. Some 130 applications were received from financial advisers, an increase of 13% on the previous year. 45% of applications received were in the community organisations sector.

Established in 1930, Galway Swimming Club has been teaching swimming to the children of Galway for more than 80 years. A teaching and competitive swimming club, the club trains swimmers of all ages and abilities.

Cars burgled

Gardai are investigating two recent incidents involving the theft of items from vehicles in Renmore.

Between 5pm on Wednesday January 6 and 8.30am on Thursday January 7, a grey Hyundai i40 saloon parked at Lurgan Park, Renmore, was broken into and a pair of sunglasses and a blue Jabra bluetooth headset were stolen. Anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the area between those times or who may have any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000.

Some time between 8.30pm on Wednesday January 6 and 9.30am on Thursday January 7, a white Peugeot 5008 MPV was broken into at Glen Ruan, Renmore, and a Bosch mobile phone and a blue Alcatel mobile phone taken from the vehicle. Anyone who may witnessed anything unusual in the Renmore area at this time or anyone who may have been offered either of these mobile phones for sale is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000.

Car damaged in Ballybrit

A black Volkswagen Golf parked at Cuirt na Rasaí, Ballybrit, was damaged in a theft which took place between 9pm on Monday January 4 and 11am on Tuesday January 5.

The wind-visors were taken from this car. Gardaí are asking anyone who may witnessed anything suspicious in the Ballybrit area at this time, or who may have been offered these items for sale, to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000.


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