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NUIGalway 8k
NUIGalway 8k


NUI Galway, in association with the Kingfisher Club in 2013 set up an annual charity 8K Run/Walk. The official charity partner for this event is Jigsaw Galway and the 8K coincides with global events around World Mental Health Day.

Jigsaw Galway is a free and confidential support servicing the mental health and well-being of young people, aged 15 – 25, living in Galway city and county. Jigsaw also provides advice and guidance to parents, family members, friends and other professionals worried about a young person. All proceeds raised from this event will go to Jigsaw Galway.

This charity event is forming part of the NUI Galway Alumni reunion programme which takes place from 10-12 October on campus and will be an 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.


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