Monday 11 December 2017

Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Nominate them for a Hidden Heroes Award

At the launch of Hidden Heroes in Dublin were, from left,
Irish paralympian Niamh McCarthy; Neala Dempsey; campaigner Joanne O’Riordan; Stephen Leddy, managing director of Hidden
Hearing; Irish paralympian Greta Steimikyte; and Hilary Noonan.
Photo: Naoise Culhane
At the launch of Hidden Heroes in Dublin were, from left, Irish paralympian Niamh McCarthy; Neala Dempsey; campaigner Joanne O’Riordan; Stephen Leddy, managing director of Hidden Hearing; Irish paralympian Greta Steimikyte; and Hilary Noonan. Photo: Naoise Culhane

The Hidden Heroes Awards are back and if you know someone who deserves recognition for the work they do then put their names forward.

We all know people who are the real heroes in our society, people who give their valuable time, energy and passion to person, causes or activities with total selflessness. Being honoured or congratulated for their work is probably the last thing they’d expect, but we all know they deserve it.

The Hidden Heroes Awards recognise the achievements of people, young and old, who have made a significant contribution to Irish society, in their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence.

To nominate someone you know who deserves to be recognised visit www.hiddenhearing.ie/heroes/ and fill out the nomination form.

Some of last year’s winners included; Cillian Dunne who has represented Ireland at javelin, shot-putt and discus, winning 200 medals in Ireland and the UK despite being confined to a wheelchair.

Triumph over Adversity Hero, Neala Clohessy – Who put her life on hold to care for her husband Dermot who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Healthcare Hero, Hilary Noonan – Outreach nurse has been a hero to countless families over the years as she continuously goes over and above the call of duty to support and mind terminally ill children and their families.

Local Hero, Ciara Moran – For the last 20 years Ciara has been a huge inspiration to all young GAA players in Roscommon and goes above and beyond to pass on her passion for sport with the youth and does her utmost to keep them involved in sport.

Social Inclusion Hero Shirley Higgins – is a Home Economics and qualified Teacher of the Deaf in St. Mary’s School for the Deaf. She works with the school choir translating songs into Irish Sign Language for Mass.

Young Hero, Sean Fulham – Despite being born with Tetralogy of Fallot, hearing loss and congenital cataracts and later Glaucoma, Sean Fulham has always lived life to the fullest. Sean attended Child Vision, where he learned to play the Uileann Pipes.

 

The Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards were established in 2011 to honour those who have made a significant contribution to Irish society, their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence.

This year the awards will be hosted by RTE’s Mary Kennedy at a gala lunch on Monday 5th September in the DoubleTree by Hilton – Burlington Road, Dublin. Nominate a friend, co-worker or family member and they could become one of Ireland’s newest Hidden Heroes.

Sponsored by: Hidden Hearing

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