Wexford project worker celebrates ten years of charitable service

By Amy Lewis

Published 30/06/2015 | 00:00

Vinny Woods celebrated his retirement with over 40 others, including former colleagues, family memebrs and friends. Front; Larry Cuddihy, Vinny Woods and Mai Woods,
Vinny Woods celebrated his retirement with over 40 others, including former colleagues, family memebrs and friends. Front; Larry Cuddihy, Vinny Woods and Mai Woods,

St. Vincent de Paul project worker, Vinny Woods said a final farewell after ten years of charitable service.

Vinny, who began working at community resource centre Ozanam House in 2005, celebrated his retirement in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on June 20.

Over 40 people attended the event including former colleagues, family and friends.

According to John Coady, manager of Ozanam House, Vinny was an asset to their team and he will be greatly missed.

'He is an extremely efficient and dedicated worker,' said John, who was the main organiser of the event. 'He didn't want to retire!'

Vinny's role required him to work with homeless men through helping them to tackle social and addiction problems. He is also a former member of the Wexford Homeless Action Team, a group who meet once a month to discuss possible soulutions to the problem of homelessness in the county.

Wexford People

Read More

Hello Johnny comes to the Athenaeum 

7 HELLO JOHNNY: This new show by Wexford Studio Theatre takes place at the Athenaeum in Enniscorthy on Saturday night at 8pm. A close and personal look at the mental health industry Hello Johnny is a one man performance which deals with the topic of mental illness. The show asks pertinent questions concerning the motivation and substantial profits of the major drug companies. The content of the show is an ideal starting point for important discussions on the subject of mental health. Following the show there will be a discussion on a wide range of...

A night of cookery and comedy 

7 COMEDY AND COOKERY. Monaseed National School parents' association will host a fun evening of comedy and cooking in the Amber Springs Hotel on Wednesday night, February 8. On the night three local chefs, Eric Poole, Veronica Redmond and Ben Anderson, will take part in a cook off ably assisted by some local celebrities. Local producers and crafts people will also showcase their produce on the night. Anyone interested in taking a table is asked to contact Claire Carroll on 087 2338152. Doors open at 7pm and tickets which are €10 can be...