Sample Our Soup returns to Shop Street to raise funds for Galway RNLI

Following a two year break due to the pandemic, Galway RNLI’s Sample Our Soup fundraiser will return to the streets of Galway this Saturday.

The annual fundraiser which sees proceeds raised go towards powering the lifesaving work of the volunteer crew, has gone from strength to strength and continues to be one of the station’s favourite events enabling the team to get out and about to highlight their work and say thanks to those they meet for their ongoing support. Even Stormy Stan, the RNLI’s mascot, makes an appearance.

The heart-warming soup is prepared by Mark Hopkins, Head Chef at The Seafood Bar at Kirwans Lane.

Volunteers from Galway RNLI will be located outside Taaffes Bar on Shop Street from 11am on Saturday (28 January ) to serve the soup to Galway shoppers.

Annette Cullen, Galway RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said that without volunteers like those in our fundraising team and our lifeboat crew who selflessly give of their own time, the lifeboat could not function and continue to be rescue ready.

“As a charity, we are reliant on the generosity of the public in supporting this work through fundraisers such as Sample Our Soup, so in advance of Saturday, we would like to say thank you.

“Thanks too to our sponsors Kirwans Lane, Raftery’s Centra Claregalway and Cater Rent Ballybrit Industrial Estate for their continued support of this event,” she said.


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