Friends of Food on the Edge
We are so proud to say that 56 Central are friends of this exciting event- Food on the Edge
Having attended this event in 2016, Gill knew she wanted to support this year event. Food on the Edge is an amazing event and it is wonderful to have Galway host this event in our own city and be able to attend also.
In 2016 Gill was blown away by Massimo Bottura's speech at the event and his words both inspired and moved her in a big way and she vowed to continue supporting the Galway Simon Community again this year. We have an exciting project in the pipeline aswell as the annual Sleep Out for Simon with takes place on October 6th.
For those of you who have not heard of the event- Food on the Edge is a coming-together of top international chefs for a two-day Food Symposium in Galway city on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Check out all the information here https://foodontheedge.ie/
EXCITING SUMMER EVENTS IN 56 CENTRAL
Enjoy a Cold Refreshing Beer in the Rooftop Buddha Garden
56 Central have recently extended their menu to include Guinness, Carlsberg, Cider and a selection of craft beers. There is no better way to spend a summers day than relaxing in the Rooftop Buddha Garden sipping on a cold beer.
SLEEP OUT FOR SIMON
Words can't describe the excitement .....
€10,000 raised from Gill & her dads sleep out for Simon!
This money is going directly to a local Simon House that caters for women in need of shelter. We are looking at getting a new kitchen for the house where the women can learn to cook or simply make daily meals in comfort while they live here.
On the night myself & the gang of 28 volunteers raised another €4,047.46 from the good people on the streets of Galway that night & all the local bars who let us in!
All this money goes towards the overall funds raised! There were 2 other sleeps out happening in Galway that night one in Corinthians Rugby with the wonderful Sharon and a gang out in Athenry so funds are streaming in. Looks like we may have all raised over €20 k so far!
I was delighted with the support people literally running to me with cheques & cash & customers donating in the restaurant.
So many Local business owners came out in force behind us too which was gave us such a great feeling of community spirit.
I live by the wise words I once heard Richard Branson saying - If you are in a position to make a change and do something then you do something.
On behalf of myself Gill & Big Joe Senior
THANK YOU ALL
Go Raibh Mile Maith Agat
#together we have changed many lives!
Simon Community Kitchen/Sitting Room Renovation
Not only did Gill and her dad Joe raise over €10K for Galway Simon during their ‘Sleep out’, they also rallied friends, family and local businesses together to transform the kitchen and sitting room of the Simon Communities women’s residential service in Galway. Gill was adamant to give the women living in the house a warm and beautiful environment which they deserved. The project was a huge success and something Gill is extremely proud of. Gill and the 56 Central Crew are adamant to making a positive difference in the lives of others. Community is very important to Gill and this project demonstrated the of the power our community spirit here in Galway