MONAGHAN STUDENT RECEIVES VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION AWARD

19 March 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Róisín Dick from Monaghan has been selected from amongst hundreds of youth volunteers from across the island of Ireland to receive an award in recognition of the exemplary work she carries out in her local community at the 2015 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.

Receiving €500 and a silver medallion from guest of honour RTE Rugby Analyist Brent Pope, Róisín said she was honoured to be recognised at the awards. A sixth year student from St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan, Róisín volunteers with Irish Water Safety, the local Arch Club and the youth committee of her local Credit Union. Her interest in helping others has extended to Tanzania where she faced many challenges working on a renovation project in a local school and orphanage.

Róisín volunteers her time throughout the week with people with special needs and teaches lifesaving and basic life support skills to children and teenagers. While this keeps Róisín busy she found time over the summer months to volunteer in Tanzania helping those less fortunate than herself. “My trip to Tanzania as a volunteer was a personal challenge but seeing the excitement on the children’s faces is a look that will stay with me forever. I wanted to visit a country with a different culture and the entire experience was amazing.”

The only all-Ireland youth initiative of its kind, the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards programme recognises young people for their motivation, service and impact on their local community across the island of Ireland.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Brent Pope said, “All 20 finalists tonight have been truly inspiring. I know first-hand the dedication and commitment that volunteering requires, and it is an honour to be ….

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