GROW Nominated for Cork Lord Mayor’s Award

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GROW’s Kanturk Group in North Cork was nominated by Newmarket Councillor, Gerard Murphy, for a Cork County Lord Mayor’s Community and Voluntary Award.

The awards were introduced six years ago to publicly acknowledge the work undertaken by volunteers, community and voluntary groups across Cork city and county.

On Wednesday, April 25th, all nominees were invited to a dinner in Cork’s County Hall, hosted by the County Lord Mayor, Cllr. Declan Hurley.

During the meal, slide shows of the various organisations, including GROW, were displayed in the background. Diarmuid Cronin, GROW’s Regional Chairperson, and administrator Susan Crowley put much thought, work and effort into preparing GROW’s slides.

In all, eleven awards were presented on the night – three each to North, South and West Cork, with one overall group award as well as an overall individual award.

Cllr. Hurley gave a brief outline of all the nominated organisations prior to presenting the winners. There were over thirty nominations, including sports groups, active retirement groups, family resource centres etc.

GROW came across very positively, with the main message being that the GROW Programme “helps people to help themselves”.

While unfortunately, GROW did not receive an award on the night, the group was presented with a beautiful framed certificate, which will now hang in GROW’s offices in Cork.

“This was a wonderful night. A wonderful achievement, endorsing the work that GROW does, not just in  Kanturk  or Cork city and county, but through all our groups across the country. The nomination had a special significance for the Kanturk Group as it will shortly celebrate 25 Years “a GROWing” in Kanturk on July 16th,” highlights Area Coordinator Noreen O’Sullivan.

A sincere thank you to Cllr. Gerard Murphy for nominating GROW and well done to all involved for all the time, effort and work .

Pictured left to right are: GROW Regional Chairman, Diarmuid Cronin; Noreen O Sullivan, Area Coordinator; Nora Daly, Group Organiser Kanturk; County Lord Mayor, Cllr. Declan Hurley and Administrator Susan Crowley.