Deadline nears for Garda Youth Awards

By David tucker

The deadline is less than week away for nominations for the first ever County Wexford Garda Youth Awards.

'There had been has been a great response so far and we ask that all nominations be sent in prior to the closing date of January 16,' said Inspector Denis Whelan from Wexford Gardai.

Each winner will be invited with their family to receive an award on the presentation night at Wexford County Council headquarters at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, which will be compered by Alan Corcoran.

The Wexford Garda Awards, which are being held in association with the county council, are aimed at young people throughout the county between the ages of 11 and 21 who will be recognised for their positive work and contributions.

Many of these young people have made and continue to make amazing contributions to their local community.

Some may have excelled in sports, while others may have overcome adversity, be it serious illness or personal difficulty. Insp Whelan said the Awards is an opportunity to help get these wonderful young people the recognition that they fully deserve. Nomination forms are available by emailing john.j.cleary@garda.ie or neil.b.murphy@garda.ie or kevin.t.burke@garda.ie or by contacting Garda Paul Buckley at 053-9430690 and are also available from any Garda Station in County Wexford or by downloading the form from the Garda website www.garda.ie and Wexford County Council website www.wexford.ie.

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