Ballinasloe choir raises over €10,000 for charity with carol singing

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Galway Daily news Ballinasloe Choir raises over €10,000 for worthy causes

St. Michael’s Folk Choir in Ballinasloe has raised over €10,000 for two worthy causes through their holiday singing efforts.

The choir recently presented cheques for €5,400 each to Galway Hospice and Ballinasloe Social Services.

The money was raised through their annual Christmas Eve Carol Singing last year.

“We are absolutely thrilled with this contribution! Thanks to all who helped out and contributed on the day!” Ballinasloe Social Services said on Facebook.

Galway Hospice also offered its thanks to everyone who took part in the event and helped raise money.

Galway Hospice is the primary provider of palliative care in the city and county, and is almost wholly supported by donations.

In 2020 it will need to raise €2.3 million to provide its vital services for those living with life-limiting illnesses.

Ballinasloe Social Services is a registered charity which aims to improve the quality of life for elderly, physically disabled, children and people in need in Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas.

It has been in existence since 1972 when its first service, the local Meals on Wheels, was launched.

It does this by assisting and promoting existing social services and identifying new areas of need in order to respond to them.

 

image credit: Galway Hospice/via Facebook