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Curiosity (the shop) in Westport kept the good side out during the trying times of 2020 to still raise funds for a number of local groups and charities, despite their doors being closed for long periods.
Normally at this time of year, Mezzo-Soprano Anne Marie Gibbons is busy finalising her Festive Harmony Concert at the Westport Town Hall Theatre, which has been held there annually since December 2016.
Every year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides help with food to thousands of families at Christmas to ensure that every family has what they need. This Christmas over 140,000 people in communities across the country will ask SVP for help with food fuel and basic clothing. This charity asks people to buy or get non-perishable food from their home and give it to your local SVP.
A number of local charitable and volunteer groups will share €50,500 as the calendar year reaches its conclusion, the proceeds from defendant contributions to the district courts ‘poor box’ during 2020.
“As darkness falls on that magical date, every year, I go outside and look up”
Four Galway businesses have launched a charity initiative to help keep people warm this winter.
“St. Vincent de Paul has had an enormous impact on my life. The effect SVP has had on my ability to go to University cannot be overstated. Without the help of SVP over the last few years, I would not have been able to complete my education,” said a local woman this week.
Today, October 1 is International Day of Older Persons – a day to celebrate the enormous contribution of older people to our family life, our neighbourhoods and our communities.
“No child or family chooses to live in poverty, that choice is made for them. The State has allowed more and more children, decade after decade, to fall into poverty."
A Galway couple have won a once-in-a-lifetime prize of a luxury wedding at the Virginia Park Lodge in County Cavan.