Read our 2022 annual report
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 2022
This year's official awards ceremony took place in our Dublin office on Saturday 21 May, this was the firs time that the event was held in-person since 2019, due to COVID-19. 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.
"Whether it’s through fundraising walks or climbs, shaking a bucket or adjudicating school debates, the commitment of Concern volunteers has kept a flame of compassion alive in communities across Ireland at a time when the need has never been greater in many parts of the world."
An independent panel of judges had a difficult job shortlisting schools, groups and individuals from the nominations received.
The following individuals and groups were formally recognised under these six categories:
- Fundraising Award: James McGroary
- Fundraising Teacher: Aishling Mulherin, of Rockwell College Tipperary
- Fundraising School: Noel McConnell, for Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole, Dublin
- Fundraising Newcomer: Melanie Murphy, who is a best-selling author and successful vlogger
And the following individuals and groups have been recognised with Outstanding Commitment Awards:
- Sean Brogan
- Eamon Coyle
- Alma Finnerty
- Brendan McGurgan for the Randalstown Support Group
- Kathleen Flanagan
- Donie Conway
- Finbarr O’Sullivan
All-Island Debates Shield Champions 2021-2022
- Debating team from Sandford Park School
We are also very lucky to have so many amazing debate volunteers. The following people received our Debates Award:
- Nicola Carruthers
- Rebekah Corbett
- Mark Francos
- Ita Ward
- Peadar O’Lamhna
- Breege Doherty
- Deirdre Toomey
- Aidan O’Gormain
- Mary-Kate Flanagan
- Patricia Cronin
- Eimear Trainor
- Patsy Toland
- Patrick Huff
- Deirdre Lanigan
- Eimear Cregg
- Vincent Coyne
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