The Bradley Renault Giro D’Galway annual charity cycle tour in aid of Jigsaw Galway has won the Best Use of Events Award at the Fundraising Ireland National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising, which took place in Dublin last Fri 8th April. This prestigious award is given annually to the event that demonstrates the best use of resources, partners, volunteers and a team effort to ensure optimum fundraising return.
“We are incredibly delighted and honoured to have won this award. For our Giro D’Galway cycle to be recognised by our peers as being the best use of an event for fundraising is a testament to all the incredible support and commitment everyone involved in the Giro has given” said Justin McDermott of Jigsaw Galway, “It also make it particularly special as we were the only small regional charity to win an award on the night, another great example of how well we do things in Galway”
The Giro D’Galway is a two day, four stage, 360km cycle loop of county Galway which takes place each October. It has been taking place since 2014 and in the past two years has raised in excess of €65,000 for Jigsaw Galway and their service which supports the mental health and well-being of young people in Galway. For more information on the Giro D’Galway visitwww.BradleyRenaultGiroDGalway.com.
“What makes the Giro the event it is, is that it is truly a team effort and everybody that has cycled, volunteered, supported, featured or donated the Giro are all our Giro Heroes. We also want to give a very special thanks to Robert Bradley and all in Bradley Renault for sponsoring the Giro for the past two years, we would not have won this award without their incredible commitment”, said Justin McDermott.
The Giro D’Galway raises funds for Jigsaw Galway, which is a free and confidential support service for young people (aged 15 – 25) living in Galway city and county. Jigsaw support young people experiencing difficulties that affect their mental health and wellbeing. Jigsaw also provides advice and guidance to anyone concerned about a young person in their life. For more information on Jigsaw drop into them on Fairgreen Road in Galway City, call Jigsaw on 091 549 252 or visit their website www.jigsaw.ie/galway.