Celebrate Galway Races Ladies Day online – July 30th

Celebrate Galway Races Ladies Day online from home and support Galway Autism Partnership and Down Syndrome Galway

The Thursday of Galway Races, traditionally known as Ladies Day will take place behind closed doors this year. Knowing that there will be many disappointed ladies and gentlemen this festival season, Galway Autism Partnership (GAP) and Down Syndrome Galway (DSG) have partnered to run a fun and fashionable online fundraiser.

This virtual Ladies Day takes place from the comfort of your own home; simply dig out your best frock or suit, straighten your hat, shine your shoes and smile for the camera. Once you have donated using the iDonate link, all you have to do to enter is direct message @galwayautismpartnership or @downsyndromegalway with your photos.

Full details, including terms and conditions and categories are available online at https://www.idonate.ie/virtualladiesday

These two charities aim to improve quality of life for their respective communities; GAP supports autistic people and their families, while DSG provides information support and friendship to people with Down Syndrome and their families living in Galway city and county.

Both charities rely on fundraising and donations in order to fund their work in the community.

Categories such as ‘Best Dressed Lady’, ‘Best Dressed Family’ and ‘Best Hat’ are sure to satisfy the fashion-forward amongst us, while those with a more relaxed sense of style will love ‘Mad Hatters’ and ‘Best Dressed Teen’.

Details of all categories can be found online, along with a fabulous selection of prizes from local businesses.

Judging this year’s virtual event will be Fiona Faherty of Fusion Fashion and Niamh O’Donovan of Simple Styling.

A winner will be chosen on Thursday 30th July and you can keep up with the fashionable entrants by following Galway Autism Partnership and Down Syndrome Galway on social media.

On your marks, get set, GO!

How to take part in the GAP & DSG Virtual Ladies Day? It’s simple!

1. Get glam and take a photo that showcases your style! You can enter any one (or more) of the following categories: Best Dressed Lady (€10), Best Dressed Gentleman (€10), Best Dressed Family (€20), Best Hat (€10) , Mad Hatters (€5) , Best Dressed Teen (€5), Best Dressed Under-12s (€5) and Best Dressed Pet (€5).

2. Visit https://www.idonate.ie/virtualladiesday and click Donate to support two great Galway Charities! Please give what you can – the recommended donations above are suggestions.

3. Submit your photo or photos via Instagram direct message @galwayautismpartnership or @downsyndromegalway with your photos.

4. Be sure to share the GAP & DSG Virtual Ladies Days on social media!

We will be announcing or amazing Judges and fantastic prizes soon – so follow Galway Autism Partnership and Down Syndrome Galway on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all the latest news!