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Thursday 17 April 2014

Peter's civic spirit knows no bounds

President IT Tralee Dr Oliver Murphy (second from left) presents the ITT President’s Civic Spirit Award to Peter Bounds (second from right). Also included is Aileen Kennedy, IT Tralee, Dr Michael Hall and Edel Randles. Photo by Domnick Walsh

A STUDENT at Tralee's Institute of Technology who went above and beyond the call to help children with vision impairments and blindness was this week presented with the college's ITT President's Civic Spirit Award.

Second-year Health and Leisure Studies student Peter Bounds was presented with the award by IT President Dr Oliver Murphy as the college marked their appreciation for his voluntary contribution to the wider community.

Peter's work with the CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre at the Institute was described as 'exceptional' by the college; in particular the work he carried out with children suffering from impaired vision and blindness at annual sports came Campabilities.

While daunted in taking on the role, Peter said he was 'excited by the challenge' and learned during his volunteering experience that 'people are enriched by the opportunity to participate and contribute to their wider community.'

The award now provides Peter with a €500 bursary towards his future volunteering endeavours.

International Medical Commencement Programme student Amehan Dhannon was meanwhile awarded a special citation for her volunteering work with the Irish Red Cross.

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