University Of Galway Student’s Union opens Hygiene Hub donations for third year

Many Hygiene products have increased in price over the last 12 months.

By Lex Luddy

The University of Galway Student’s Union has once again started accepting donations to its Hygiene Hub for 2023.

The programme, which started in 2021, sees the Student Union accepting donations of basic daily hygiene products for those in need on the last Friday of every month.

The first drive for donations will start next Friday, the 29th of September, and will see products distributed by Hygiene Hub Galway among multiple Galway-based charities including COPE Galway, Galway Simon Community, Galway Traveller Movement, St Vincent de Paul, and more.

Last year saw over 200kg of hygiene and cleaning products donated during the year with the Union asking students and members of the public who can to donate items including; shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, razors, shaving foam, deodorant, hairbrushes, hair ties, period products, nappies, baby wipes, toilet roll, headlice shampoo and laundry detergent.

Left to right: Izzy Tiernan, Raimey O’Boyle, Dean Kenny and Faye Ní Dhomhnaill celebrate the launch of Uniserity Galway’s September Hygiene Hub Appeal.

The drive seeks to help those in need who may not be in a position it buy basic hygiene products that help keep them, and those around them, healthy, and safe.

As to why the Student Union has partnered with the charity again, Student Union President, Dean Kenny, said, “Hygiene Hub are an amazing movement that helps those living in poverty access the basic items
they need. Their work addresses a huge injustice that exists in our society.”

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