Donegal Volunteer Centre Annual ME4U Volunteer Awards

Donegal Volunteer Centre has recognised 30 volunteers and community groups in its recent awards held in Letterkenny. Mr Patrick Sweeney Chair of Donegal VC stated that “the Annual event is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the ongoing commitment or volunteers across Donegal to give time and effort to support of our communities”.

The 2016 Awards had a special focus on recognising long term volunteers who have been and continue to give to their communities over many decades. The ceremony saw 11 long term awards presented to community stalwarts such as Seamus Rodgers and Tony Doherty of CLG Naomh Mhuire. The pair who helped found the Club and have contributed 72 years between them.

James O Donnell was recognised for his 48 years of service to the community of Drumoghill and with 55 years of service the final award went to Eamon Giles of Cranford Athletic Club. Caroline Jahn of the Donegal Volunteer Centre in quoting the nomination received at the event informed the gather crowd that “Eamon is a founder member of the club which in 1961 was the first athletic club in Donegal. He is still an active and dedicated member and the main driving force of the club attending training three times a week as well as all related events”.

John Curran Manager of the DVC praised the work done by the assembled volunteers and groups wishing all the ME4U Long Service Award winners many more years of valuable service to benefit all communities across Donegal.dvc1 DVC2 DVC3