Kilkenny ladies up for volunteer of the year

TWO women from Gathabawn, county Kilkenny have been nominated for the Task Volunteer of the Year award 2012.

TWO women from Gathabawn, county Kilkenny have been nominated for the Task Volunteer of the Year award 2012.

The nominees, Rene Fitzpatrick and Marie Stapleton have worked tirelessly with Lisdowny Alert for the last 15 years.

The Task Volunteer awards will recognise those who have made a significant voluntary contribution to the work of Muintir na Tíre and to their own community during 2011.

Regional and National Award Winners will be announced on the day in the categories of Community Development and Community Alert and the National Winners will each receive a cheque for €1,000.

This is the inaugural year of the awards which are sponsored by TASK Community Care and will be presented by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly, T.D.

The awards will take place in Saturday, February 4 at the McGrath GAA Centre in Bansha Tipperary.