Volunteers thanked for dedication
Thirty volunteers with the Wexford branch of St Vincent de Paul were honoured for their dedication to the cause at a ceremony in Saint Michael's Centre.
Each of them was awarded with a medal and certificate to thank them for providing ten years or more of loyal service to the charity. Among them was Sean Kinsella who having joined as a volunteer in 1954, is the longest serving member of the volunteer group in Wexford.
'The purpose of the ceremony was to honour the volunteers for their service and show our appreciation for what they have done,' said Ben Doyle, Area President for the St Vincent de Paul. 'The dedication, care and compassion that they show is just fantastic.'
Regional SVP coordinator David O'Neill and Regional SVP President Margaret Conway presented the awards to the volunteers on the night. Fr Aodhán Marken also joined them and marked the occasion with a mass.