To finance our charitable projects, Galway Lions Club conducts a number of Fund-Raising events the most important of which is “The Galway Lions Club Radio Auction. in Association with Galway Bay FM”
Every year, for over 30 years, from 9.00am to 12.00 a.m. on a Friday in early December, GBFM kindly offer their services free of charge to host a live auction on Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan where Keith offers over 250 items for sale. These items which are kindly donated by businesses in Galway include vouchers for Dunnes Stores, Cinema, Electrical Goods, Holidays, Home Heating Oil, Motoring, Clothing. Carpets, Furniture, Green Fees, Restaurants etc.
The auction has evolved significantly since its inception and the last 2 years has seen the introduction of BiddingOwl.com which offers an effective, helpful and bidder friendly online auction site. As well as online bidding (usually from the Tues before the event) the site, which once live can be accessed from this page, offers both a visual (where appropriate) and written description of the auction item and provides live feedback on the auction process. Bidding can also be made by way of phone call. (Number is advertised in advance). Payment is by way of Credit/Debit card and items are posted to successful bidders early in the week following auction.
Since inception the Auction has, through the generosity of the business and people of Galway raised in excess of €850,000.