Jigsaw Call On People of Galway to Join in NUI Galway Kingfisher 8k

Pictured; Pierce Hickey from Kingfisher (third from left) pictured with NUI Galway staff and students who have been preparing over recent weeks for the 8k.
Oct 08 2013 Posted: 10:17 IST

8k to raise funds for services and support for young peoples’ mental health and well-being

Jigsaw Galway, the free and confidential support service for young people in Galway city and county has called on people of Galway to join in next Saturday’s (12th October) 8k run around the University Campus along the banks of the river Corrib. All funds raised from this event will go to Jigsaw Galway.

Jigsaw support young people aged 15-25 experiencing difficulties that affect their mental health and well-being.  Jigsaw also provides advice and guidance to anyone concerned about a young person in their life. 

Justin McDermott of Jigsaw says “All the team here in Jigsaw are so delighted to involved with the NUI Galway Kingfisher 8K this Saturday, and we are calling on the people of Galway to get on their gear and take part in the NUI Galway Kingfisher 8K to raise funds for our services and support for young peoples’ mental health and well-being.” 

This Charity event is forming part of the NUI Galway Alumni Gathering schedule which takes place the weekend of the 11th to the 13th of October 2013 on the NUI Galway campus. The Classes of 1963, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003 are returning to NUI Galway this weekend to celebrate the anniversaries of their graduation.

Events will include a special dinner for the class of 1963 in the Aula Maxima on Friday 11th with entertainment provided by renowned jazz singer Bertha Hope accompanied by some of Galway's leading session instrumentalists fused with the traditional singing of Mary McPartlan.

Alumni are invited to walk part of the 8k route if they so wish. From 2pm events will include bus and walking tours of the campus, visits to the new wing of the Hardiman Library, home to archive material, the Natural History Museum and the iconic Engineering Building. There will also be a topical economics lecture ‘Taking Stock: A Conversation on the Irish Economy’ with Dr Alan Ahearne and Professor Tom Boylan. The day’s entertainment will close with Gala Reunion Dinner in the Bailey Allen Hall.

As 2013 is the year of the gathering, this event gives a great opportunity to bring together students, staff, alumni and friends of NUI Galway in one place to take part in a fun event for all ages and abilities. The run is open to everyone, and runners and walkers of all fitness levels will be catered for.

To register for this fantastic event please log on to the Kingfisher Club Website http://www.kingfisherclub.com/nuigalway8k.html  Registration is quick and easy. 

All queries on the event can be sent to nuigalway8k@kingfisherclub.com.


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