This is brilliant recognition for someone who does so much for others.
Volunteer Ireland’s National Awards night is on in The Carlton Hotel on Friday December 7.
The Awards aim to celebrate and recognise the remarkable people across the country who selflessly give their time and talents to benefit others.
There were hundreds of nominations in all 11 categories. After a very stringent judging process by a panel of judges, each category was shortlisted down to three finalists.
And one Laois lady has made the shortlist – the wonderful Majella Fennelly from The Swan.
Majella was nominated in the Volunteer Manager Category, for her work with The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub.
The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub comprises of a steering committee of five, a committee of 25 adult volunteers, and a group of 40 Youth Sport Leader volunteers.
The SVT Activity and Wellness Hub is a group that links three communities in a rural area of Laois – Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe.
Majella is employed as SVT Co-ordinator for 20 hours per week – but these 20 hours are just the tip of the iceberg; Majella always goes the extra mile for the benefit of local participants.
She makes it her business to get to know her volunteers very well and identifies individual strengths and talents and puts those strengths and talents to excellent use within the group.
Many volunteers have been recruited to the SVT Activity and Wellness Hub over the past two years as they have been so impressed by Majella’s positive attitude and welcoming nature at events.
Fair play Majella and best of luck on Friday night!
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