At Christmas time, Galway Lions Club provides Christmas vouchers to over 400 needy families and individuals. To fund this, the club completes a number of large fundraisers in the lead up to Christmas. The two largest are the supermarket collections and the radio auction.
This year the Radio Auction will be held on Friday 9 December in Galway Bay FM between 9am and 12noon from where it will once again be broadcast live on the Keith Finnegan Show.
The main sponsor this year is once again Tony Burke Motors, Main Toyota & Lexus Dealership, supplier of the star item, a voucher to the value of €16,000 to be used against the purchase of any new vehicle in the Toyota Range.
In addition to the star item the Lions Club will have over 200 items for sale from weekends away to bicycles, from shopping vouchers to garden furniture. You can bid online until 12noon on Friday at www.auction.galwaylionsclub.ie, or on the day by phone on 091-780780 from 9am.
Alternatively if you have something to donate or sponsor contact the club in advance at info@galway lionsclub.ie
The radio auction is 28 years in existence, during which time it has raised in excess of €0.7 million, thanks to the generous support of the business community and people of Galway. This year Galway Lions Club have set themselves a target of raising €40,000 through the auction.
All the proceeds of the auction and any donations received will go to directly to providing assistance to people in our community who need extra support at Christmas time.