Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Opening Hours

From all at Croí na Gaillimhe Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.  The office of Croí na Gaillimhe will be closed from December 24th and will reopen at 9am on Monday the 4th January.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Singing on the Streets of Galway

Singing on the streets of Galway 

Well done to all our Young Hearts Intergenerational Group who sang their hearts out this morning on Shop Street to help us raise €726.10 much needed money for the Croí na Gaillimhe, SVP Resource Centre. The Young Hearts are made up of the transition year students from Galway Community College with their amazing teacher Maria Moore and the adults from Croí na Gaillimhe this group has done tremendous work to fundraise for Croí na Gaillimhe from crafting, baking and making Christmas decorations for our craft fair to Carol Singing in the rain.
Well would like to take the opportunity to say a BIG Thank You and wish you a very Merry Christmas and New Year, looking forward to having you all back in January. Thank you to everyone that gave money and encouragement to our singers this morning

Craft Fair

Young Hearts
There were 16TYs and 9 adults attending Young Hearts today, as 4 of the TYs were playing in a basketball final and missed the session. We welcomed a new boy from Latvia into the group and took the time to do round the room introductions.
The group are now preparing for our annual street singing fundraiser. They selected songs in groups before agreeing on a repertoire. Luckily we had the words on hand for all the songs they selected so we were ready to start rehearsing. Usually this is met with some reluctance from the participants but this group sang with gusto from the outset. They are excited about the prospect of raising more money than last years group. (You can’t beat a bit of competition!)
The craft sale was last Saturday and we had a great turn out of participants to help. 6 TYs volunteered on a very wet and windy Saturday morning and they took responsibility for the tea stand as well as manning the craft table and selling tickets for the raffle. Congratulations to Einde Hernon who won a hamper of Christmas goods.
The sale raised €1300 of badly needed funds for Croi na Gaillimhe, so a huge thank you to all those who made things, manned stalls or supported the sale. We are planning to sell some of the remaining items in school over the next few weeks. Watch out for the Young Hearts who are hitting the streets of Galway with their carol singing on December 15th.


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