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Saturday 26 May 2018

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North Cork Foróige celebrate the recent boost to their youth services: back row: Aidan Carroll, Shane Fitzgerald, Conan Crowley; front Row: Aine Lynch, Ellen Breen, Emma O’Callaghan and Shauna O’Connell
North Cork Foróige celebrate the recent boost to their youth services: back row: Aidan Carroll, Shane Fitzgerald, Conan Crowley; front Row: Aine Lynch, Ellen Breen, Emma O’Callaghan and Shauna O’Connell

Maria Herlihy

Foróige, Ireland's youth development group, is to further grow and develop a volunteer-led service in the north Cork region as it has received funding from the Tomar Trust Ireland. 

The Tomar Trust is a philanthropic trust that aims to contribute to strengthening Irish society over the next 10 years. It was established in 1994 and since then has been supporting community and voluntary activity in Munster, particularly Cork County, Waterford and Clare.

The Trust has provided funding in the areas of education, community development, health, sports, aging and homelessness. 

For Foróige in north Cork and in west Waterford, the funding will mean that new clubs can be established in regions which have yet to benefit from its presence. It will also strengthen existing clubs. 

Foróige Club Development worker Emma Browne said: "This is such an exciting time for communities and volunteer-led youth work in north Cork", adding that she was a volunteer for five years and knows first-hand how beneficial the experience can be for young people. 

"In the coming year in the north Cork region, we are hoping to grow the numbers of Foróige volunteers with this incredible opportunity which has been made possible by the Tomar Trust," she said. 

Foróige clubs are suitable for all young people aged between 10 and 18. It is currently recruiting volunteers for this new initiative. You may contact Emma on 086 4134777 or email emma.browne@foroige.ie

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