Monday 5 December 2016

Irish charity The Haven Partnership celebrate Global Achievement Award

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Published 04/11/2016 | 20:02

Dan Kiely (VoxPro), John Miller (Honorary Consuls of Hungary), Linda Kiely (VoxPro), Carmel Buckley (Haven), Michael Mulcahy (Honorary Consuls of Poland) and Leslie Buckley (Haven). Photo: Gerard McCarthy
Dan Kiely (VoxPro), John Miller (Honorary Consuls of Hungary), Linda Kiely (VoxPro), Carmel Buckley (Haven), Michael Mulcahy (Honorary Consuls of Poland) and Leslie Buckley (Haven). Photo: Gerard McCarthy

Irish charity, The Haven Partnership, was given global recognition for its work in Haiti at an award ceremony in Cork on Friday night.

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The Haven Partnership founders, Leslie and Carmel Buckley, were presented with The VoxPro Diplomat Global Achievement Award at a ceremony in their native Cork, attended by Ambassadors and Diplomatic representatives from more than 45 countries.

Haven is an Irish non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded by Leslie and Carmel in 2008. It works solely in Haiti and is strongly committed to empowering the people of Haiti to build strong and sustainable livelihoods.

Leslie Buckley said that the award was the ideal recognition for the amazing work their volunteers do.

He said: “Carmel and I are deeply humbled to receive this award. We accept it as a tremendous and welcome recognition of the fantastically selfless work that Haven and its volunteers undertake on the ground in Haiti, work and efforts that are even more needed in the aftermath of the terrible destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew.”

The Award Founders, John X Miller and Michael Mulcahy, Honorary Consuls of Hungary and Poland respectively, said that The Haven Partnership founders were worthy winners of the award.

Leslie and Carmel Buckley, founders of The Haven Partnership. Credit: Jean Curran
Leslie and Carmel Buckley, founders of The Haven Partnership. Credit: Jean Curran

In a joint statement, they said: “This Award is designed to recognise outstanding and significant global humanitarian contributions. 

"Leslie and Carmel are extremely worthy recipients, and the VoxPro Diplomat Global Achievement Award recognises their compassion and foresight in seeking to assist Haitians affected by extreme poverty and the challenges of daily existence through the establishment of the Haven Partnership.”

VoxPro Directors and Founders, Linda and Dan Kiely, echoed this sentiment.

They added: “VoxPro is delighted to be associated with, and to sponsor this humanitarian focused award.

"We feel it is part of our company’s social responsibility program and ethos, and we are delighted that the Award Founders have chosen such worthy recipients for the 2016 Award.”

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