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Helping hand Influencer Louise Cooney helps students raise €1,700 for Galway Simon Community

Students from the MSc Human Resources Programme and the Human Resources stream of the Bachelor of Commerce Programme organised an online quiz on Thursday 11th February in aid of the Galway Simon Community.

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Louise Cooney. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Louise Cooney. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Louise Cooney. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Influencer Louise Cooney helped to raise €1,700 for the homeless in Galway on Thursday when she made an appearance at a virtual student fundraiser.

The fashion and lifestyle guru hopped on Zoom to speak to students of NUI Galway.

Students from the MSc Human Resources Programme and the Human Resources stream of the Bachelor of Commerce Programme organised an online quiz on Thursday 11th February in aid of the Galway Simon Community.

As well as raising funds for the Galway Simon Community and its services, the ‘Not Another Zoom Quiz’ event also promoted positive mental health and “well-being through a positive lifestyle.”

Prizes were also up for grabs, with €1000 worth of well-being themed goodies raffled off to participants.

Member of event committee Niamh Hickey shared that she was “so proud” of her team and thanked Louise Cooney for her “great talk.”

“In these challenging times for students and young people, it is so refreshing to see them turn their attention to others in need. I could not be prouder of our excellent team of student representatives,” said Dr Deirdre Curran from the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway.

The Galway Simon Community pledges to help struggling individuals leave homelessness behind for good. They provide housing and support services for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Galway Simon Community and it is still possible to donate.

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