The Galway Lions Club has launched its annual Radio Auction which will be held on Friday December 11 in the Salthill Hotel between 9am and 12pm.
The auction will once again be broadcast live on the Keith Finnegan Show. Galway Lions is 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.
Members of the Lions Club will be making contact with the local business community in the coming days and people are asked to be as generous as they can. This year the main auction sponsor is Tony Burke Motors Main Toyota and Lexus Dealership which has supplied the star item a Toyota Yaris that will be auctioned on the day. In addition to the Toyota Yaris, the Lions Club expect to have over 200 items for sale from weekends away, to shopping vouchers, to furniture.
The radio auction is 25 years in existence and during this time it has raised close to €700,000, thanks to the generous support of the business community and the people of Galway.
Galway Lions president Geraldine Mannion says all proceeds of the auction and any donations received will go directly to providing assistance to people in the local community who need extra support at Christmas time. “None of the funds raised go to administrative costs and both Galway Bay FM and the Salthill Hotel provide their services free of charge. We were delighted with the response we received last year with the auction proceeds to enabling the Galway Lions Club to distribute food vouchers to some 500 families and individuals. I want to thank the businesses and the public who helped make last year such a success for all concerned, and I look forward to your continued support to help those less fortunate at what can be a difficult time of the year.”
+The Galway Lions Club is an entirely voluntary organisation which has been serving Galway for 40 years. For more information or to get involved check out www.galwaylionsclub.ie, or e-mail [email protected].