Time to recognise work of our young volunteers

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:15

At the press launch of the Lee Strand and Kerry Garda Youth Achievment Awards 2012 on Friday were (sitting, from left) Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan, General Manager Lee Strand John O'Sullivan, and Inspector Fergal Patwell. Back (from left):... Credit: Photo by John Cleary

DO you know any young people who have played an extraordinary part in the lives of their families and communities? If so you should nominate them for the Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2012.

Launched by Kerry gardaí and Lee Strand on Friday, the awards acknowledge the volunteering efforts of young people from all over the county between the ages of 14 and 19.

Anyone can nominate a young person who they feel has made a positive contribution to their community, with nominations accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs and organisations.

The winners will be announced at a function in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, on Friday, February 15, 2013.

Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan said he was delighted to announce details of the 2012 awards and emphasised the importance of supporting young people who make the effort to help others.

Lee Strand - who have supported the Garda awards since the outset in 1998 - said the company was delighted to continue its support.

Closing date for receipt of nominations is Friday, January 18, 2013, and application forms are available from any garda station; KDYS offices in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel; or, alternatively, online at www.facebook.com/LeeStrandMilk.

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