Students’ Union Charity Socks Are Back!
NUI Galway Students’ Union have today re-launched their fundraising socks featuring a tribute to the iconic “Galway Yellow” (AKA Big Yellow Thing) sculpture on campus. The socks, a collaboration with Galway company Irish Socksciety, are on sale now for €9 a pair with all proceeds going to the SU charities. They’re an ideal present for anyone who has ever said “I’ll meet ya at the Big Yellow Thing” over the years!
The “Galway Yellow” sculpture outside the NUIG Library was created by artist Brian King in 1976 and has been a landmark and meeting point for UCG/NUIG students since then. It goes by a few nicknames most commonly “The Big Yellow Thing” but also “The Squiggle” and “Archimedes Balls”. The socks are on sale now from the SU website and the SU Shop at NUI Galway (Open 08:30-16:00 Mon-Fri)
Students’ Union President Pádraic Toomey said: “We are delighted to re-launch our socks just in time for Christmas. They are a great Irish made gift and will support the work of three very worthy local charities: Galway Rape Crisis Centre, Galway Autism Partnership and Helplink Mental Health. We hope past and present staff and students will love the socks as much as we do. We look forward to seeing them on cosy feet everywhere!”