AIDS West is a registered charity and many of our projects are dependent on the generosity of a small number of businesses and individuals who sponsor our work. Whether you are time-rich or cash-rich or both and want to do something that will make a difference, then AIDS West is a very worthy cause to support.
AIDS West is a registered charity and many of our projects are dependent on the generosity of a small number of businesses and individuals
There are many ways you can become a friend:
Make a Donation
If you would like to give a donation, no matter how small, we would be very grateful. You can send your cheque to AIDS West, Ozanam House, St. Augustine Street, Galway or donate online through the PayPal system below.
If you donate a minimum of €250.00 during the year and you pay income tax exclusively through the PAYE system, AIDS West can claim an extra 25% of the value of your donations if you pay income tax at the standard rate of 20% and an extra 69% if you pay the higher rate of 41%. Since AIDS West is not allowed to claim back tax relief on donations from self-assessed taxpayers, we will supply an official receipt of proof of donation that can be forwarded to the revenue commissioners who will adjust the self- assessed taxpayers liability accordingly.
We acknowledge all our sponsors in our quarterly newsletter so please indicate if you want your generosity to be acknowledged in this way.
To donate pleas go to DONATE button on the right.
Make a Donation in Memory
When someone who is very close to us dies,quite often we need to remember them in a long-lasting way. When you choose to remember a loved one by making a donation to AIDS West you are also supporting the work we do.
Leaving a Legacy
One way of ensuring that we can continue to give valuable support to those who are HIV positive is by having the funds to provide the services needed on an ongoing basis. Remembering us in your will ensures that our work can continue while the spirit of your generosity lives on.
If you want further information on making a donation in memory of a loved one or leaving a gift in your will, please contact
our general manager, John Flannery, AIDS West, Ozanam House, St.Augustine St Galway. Tel. 00353 91 566266
Volunteer your Time
For our major events throughout the year, especially Irish AIDS Day or World AIDS Day, we always need an extra pair of hands to make red ribbons, hand out candles or make the tea. If you are in a position to volunteer some of your spare time for these occasions we would be delighted to hear from you.
Organise a Fundraiser
Whether you are good at making cupcakes, playing golf or bungee-jumping why don’t you turn your passion into much needed funds for AIDS West.
Choose us as your designated charity for the marathon, sponsored cycle or coffee morning. We would really appreciate the support.
Schools and Colleges
Help raise awareness around the stigma and discrimination of HIV among your teachers/ lecturers and peers and fundraise at the same time. Maybe you could organise ‘A No Uniform Day,’ ‘A Pretty in Pink Ball’ or create a ‘Human Red Ribbon’ in your school yard.
If you are full of creative ideas for ways of fundraising, why not share them with us.
We’d love to hear from you.