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Style on a shoestring press release

The Simon Shop is hosting their summer exclusive ‘Style on a Shoestring’ this Thursday 23rd June from 1 to 7 pm. The charity shop is launching a range of high quality fashion for men and women including new and beautiful vintage items as well as accessories. The summer fashion exclusive will feature top brands such as [...]

Galway Simon Community have been announced as charity partner for Achill Run

Galway Simon Community have been announced as a charity partner for this year’s Achill Half Marathon & 10K Run. The event is on Saturday 2nd July on Achill Island, Co. Mayo with the Half Marathon starting at 10:30am and the 10K at 11am. “We’re delighted to have been nominated as the charity partner of this year’s [...]

Get racing for Galway Simon Community

The Fana Burca Residents Committee is hosting ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in aid of Galway Simon Community on Friday 17th of June. The event will kick off at 6:30pm with the first race getting underway at 7:50pm, followed by music and spot prizes. Speaking on behalf of the Fana Burca Residents Committee, Barbara Ridge Kenny [...]

Housing crisis preventing people from moving out of homeless services

Galway Simon Community have highlighted that the housing crisis is causing people to become “trapped” in homeless services. The homeless charity currently houses 73 people in their housing services which are located throughout Galway City and provide varying levels of staff support. 43% of the people living in these services are ready to move into independent [...]

Get in the community spirit

Galway Simon Community are calling out for volunteers across their services. Over the last year, the charity has worked with 366 people, including families, who were homeless or at risk of homelessness and turned to them for help. To keep up with this demand, they rely heavily on volunteers in their housing services, their charity shops [...]

Galway Simon Community say new Government must take action on the private rental market

Galway Simon Community comment on the Daft.ie Q1 2016 Rental Report Galway Simon Community have said that figures released today from the Daft.ie Q1 Rental Report show that access to affordable housing is the biggest challenge facing the country. The report showed rents increased by 12.7% in Galway City and 8.4% in Galway County. The charity [...]

Ballina mobilises for the homeless this Christmas

Ballina locals Laura Ruane, husband Declan and their daughter Kiah delivered a van full of donations to Simon Community in Galway with the help of Ballina residents in December. The donations will go to clients of Simon Community in Galway who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Laura and Declan put out an appeal to [...]

Santa to visit Galway’s homeless this Christmas

Over 3,000 gift-boxes were donated to the Galway Homeless Christmas Appeal. The main beneficiaries of the appeal were Galway Simon Community and COPE Galway who both received around 1,000 gift-boxes each for their clients. Both charities work with people facing homelessness, with COPE also working with victims of domestic violence and the elderly. Combined, they are [...]

Over 3,000 gift-boxes donated to Galway’s Homeless

Over 3,000 gift-boxes were donated to the Galway Homeless Christmas Appeal. The main beneficiaries of the appeal were Galway Simon Community and COPE Galway who both received around 1,000 gift-boxes each for their clients. Both charities work with people facing homelessness and combined, work with over 400 people. The gift-boxes will be distributed to clients of [...]

Galway Simon Community Food Appeal

4th December 2015: Galway Simon Community are appealing to the public for donations of non-perishable foods including tinned food, pasta, rice, cereal, tea and coffee, soups, treats, as well as hygiene products, and fire packs. Galway Simon Community are currently working with over 180 people to keep them out of homelessness. Every year, the homeless charity provides [...]

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