Your Impact

You will make a difference

All funds raised from the Christmas Swim go towards supporting people across COPE Galway’s Homeless, Domestic Abuse and Older People services in Galway. 

Every euro you raise go directly towards keeping these vital services operating.

Christmas can be a magical time, but for the families, men and women we support, it can be challenging and lonely. 

When you fundraise, you make it possible for our frontline services to offer vital support, shelter, kindness and hope during the Christmas season, and throughout the year.

Our domestic abuse refuge will be open. Our helplines will be answered. Our emergency homeless services will be operating. We will cook and deliver nutritious meals. We will pack and deliver food hampers and gifts. We will make calls and visits to people in our community who might otherwise go without.


Could pay for essential support services for school aged children living in refuge or long term emergency accommodation.


Could provide home help and befriending for older people confined to home who are at risk of isolation.


Could help a family move into their forever home after living in emergency accommodation, buying bed linens, kitchen appliances and furniture.