Concern Volunteer Awards

Concern Volunteer Awards

The contribution that our wonderful volunteers make is always valued. The Concern Volunteer Awards is our opportunity to extend our thanks to our volunteers more formally and to celebrate the extraordinary work that they do.

Volunteer Awards 2019

This year's official awards ceremony took place in our Dublin office on Saturday 25 May, and we took this opportunity to extend our thanks to all of our volunteers and to celebrate the extraordinary work that they do across the country.

Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley speaks at Dublin Castle. Photo: Photocall Ireland.
"Having started as a volunteer myself with Concern more than 32 years ago I am happy to say that volunteerism is alive and well at Concern."
Dominic MacSorley - CEO

Awards ceremony

An independent panel of judges had a difficult job shortlisting schools, groups and individuals from the nominations received. The winners below received awards on 25 May 2019 during our ceremony at Concern Worldwide's offices in Dublin.

The following individuals and groups were formally recognised under these six categories:

  • Fundraising Award: Concern Derry Group
  • Fundraising Teacher: Brid Carroll, Tarbert Comprehensive School
  • Fundraising School: St Patrick’s Academy in Dungannon
  • Fundraising Newcomer: Abraham Assefa
Frances Robson accepting the Fundraising Award on behalf of the Concern Derry group. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Frances Robson accepting the Fundraising Award on behalf of the Concern Derry group. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Our Fundraising Teacher award goes to Brid Carroll from Tarbert Comprehensive School. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Our Fundraising Teacher award goes to Brid Carroll from Tarbert Comprehensive School. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Yasmin McAdoo is a teacher at O’Carolan College, Nobber. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Yasmin McAdoo is a teacher at O’Carolan College, Nobber. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.

And the following individuals and groups have been recognised with Outstanding Commitment Awards:

  • Eugene Doyle
  • Sr Anne Farrell
  • PJ Howell
  • St Bricins Vocational School, Cavan
  • Patrick Doyle
  • Yasmin McAdoo

We are also very lucky to have so many amazing debate volunteers. The following people received our Debates Award:

  • Anne Marie McCarthy
  • David Denny
  • Diarmuid Peavoy
  • Luke Kavanagh
  • Paula Galvin
  • Joe McGloin
  • Peter Byrne 
  • Patrick Huff 
  • Cathy Crowley
Sr Anne Farrell a retired teacher at St Raphael’s College Loughrea in Co Galway.  Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Sr Anne Farrell a retired teacher at St Raphael’s College Loughrea in Co Galway. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Husband and wife Don and Philomena Heenan both received a Debates Award. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worlwide
Husband and wife Don and Philomena Heenan both received a Debates Award. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worlwide
Luke Kavangh receiving his debates award. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Luke Kavangh receiving his debates award. Photo: Jason Kennedy / Concern Worldwide.
Teacher Frances Finnegan receives an Outstanding Commitment award on behalf of St Bricin's College. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Teacher Frances Finnegan receives an Outstanding Commitment award on behalf of St Bricin's College. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Patrick Huff is a teacher in Ard Scoil Mhuire, Limerick. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
Patrick Huff is a teacher in Ard Scoil Mhuire, Limerick. Photo: Karen Morgan / Concern Worldwide.
  • Don Heenan
  • Philomena Heenan
  • Martin Farrell
  • Patrick Cavanagh
  • Ros Barwise
  • Kodzo Selormey
  • Peter Sreenan
  • Una O’Donnell 
  • Ger McNamara
  • Finbarr O’Sullivan
  • Francis Brennan

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