South Dublin Volunteer Centre Receive Two Awards

International Volunteer Day

The All-Ireland winners for the Community & Council Awards 2021 presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA have been announced; the finalists represented their counties in the Crowne Plaza, Dublin Airport on Saturday 9th April 2022. For fifteen years these awards have grown in popularity nationwide, celebrating communities and councils working together. It was an extraordinary year for entries with over 160 nominations received! Following an in-depth judging process over 100 projects nationwide from 30 counties were shortlisted across 24 categories. 

The South Dublin County Council area received three awards on the night in three categories; Best Public Park Silver Award for Waterstown Park – A Hidden Gem, Community Volunteer of the Year the Winner was South Dublin Volunteer Centre – COVID-19 Volunteers and Emergency Response Person/Team of the Year Silver Award went to South Dublin Volunteer Centre – COVID-19 Volunteers. 

Now in their 15th year, the 2021 All Ireland Community & Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA celebrate community and councils working together. They provide a great opportunity to highlight the work done within our communities, to reward our unsung heroes and recognise the phenomenal contribution they’ve made to our lives as well as acknowledge achievements from local Community and County Councils, partnerships and projects that enhance our everyday lives.

IPB Insurance has continuously grown its involvement in the awards, this year being their sixth year as headline sponsor. George Jones, Chairman of IPB Insurance, said: “IPB Insurance is proud to be headline sponsor of the Community and Council Awards in partnership with Local Authority Members Association (LAMA). As the mutual insurer to Ireland’s local authorities, we are delighted to support these Awards which celebrate the unique and symbiotic relationship enjoyed by Local  Authorities  and  their  communities.  These  awards  also  serve  to  illustrate what can be achieved when community volunteerism is encouraged and supported at a local level.”

Cllr Micheal Anglim, Chairperson of LAMA commented; “The 31 local authorities throughout the country have been always very supportive of the Awards and of LAMA and that is always very much appreciated. There are people here from different counties throughout the country. Many of you are volunteers working tirelessly in your local areas for no reason other than the love you have for your parish, village or town. You are the people who give the best example of what it is to be Irish.”

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