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Search Launched For Unsung Heroes In South Cork

Cork International Hotel Launches Community Spirit Awards along with The Carrigdhoun Newspaper as Media Partners.

The search is on for unsung heroes in South Cork. A new award has been launched to honour volunteers who are making a significant contribution to their community. “The Cork International Hotel Community Spirit Award” will see a group or individual chosen every month with an overall winner selected at the end of the year.

Pictured launching the new Community Spirit Awards are Carmel Lonergan, General Manager and Eoghan Murphy (Crosshaven), Dep. Gen. Manager at the Cork International Hotel. Pic: Brian Lougheed

The awards are open to community groups and organisations in South Cork from first-responders to community centres, victim support services to sports groups and those volunteering in the health and disability sectors.

General Manager of the Cork International Hotel, Carmel Lonergan said: “There are remarkable people within our community who selflessly give their time and talent to benefit others. We want to recognise these individuals and groups and highlight the phenomenal contributions they have made to all our lives. The last year has been challenging for everyone and that is why it is so important that we recognise those who go above and beyond for others.”

Vincent O’Donovan and Jack White are the owners of The Carrigdhoun Newspaper: “We want to recognise people from all walks of life, the only requirement is that they are not being paid for this work. Our newspaper is 30 years old this year, we’re proud to be local and celebrating unsung heroes is a vital part of that.”

Awards coordinator, Sean O’Sullivan said: “These awards are a wonderful way to recognise the organisations in our locality and their volunteers. People have really pulled together this last year and gone above and beyond and we want to recognise that. It is very important for us to recognise the amazing people in our community.”

The award takes in a large geographical area in South Cork stretching from Rochestown, Douglas and Togher to Kinsale, Crosshaven and Passage West.

Anyone can nominate a volunteer on the Cork International Hotel website:

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