Limerick Youth Service says ‘Thanks’ to Volunteers
Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maria Byrne and rugby star Marcus Horan, were among the many famous faces at the Clarion Hotel on Friday last, May 24th for Limerick Youth Service’s Celebration of Volunteering.
The volunteer gathering was part of LYS’s 40th birthday celebrations and an opportunity for the well known charity to acknowledge the contribution that volunteers have and continue to give to LYS.
‘Tonight is an opportunity for us (LYS) to simply say, thank you,’ said Catherine Kelly, Director, LYS.
‘Since Sr. Joan first opened the doors in 1973, volunteers have been instrumental in supporting us in providing our services to our young people,’ continued Ms. Kelly.
Speaking at the celebrations, John Gilmore, President of Youth Work Ireland, wished LYS a Happy Birthday and thanked the volunteers who give their time so freely.
‘As a young person, I was a member of a youth club and looking back I realise it simply could not have existed without the support of volunteers who so often went above and beyond,’ said Mr. Gilmore.
LYS honoured several volunteers on the evening with Mr. Gilmore presenting awards to Mary Grace (Clonlara), Brian Humphries (Garryowen), Stacey Lyons (Ballynanty), Padraig Reale (Garryowen) Louise Jinks (Rathkeale) and Michael Lynch (Killmallock).
With over 20 Youth Clubs and numerous other projects, there are diverse ranges of volunteering opportunities available at LYS with training provided.
Now in its 40th year, LYS remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.
Note to Editor: LYS is a member of Youth Work Ireland, a national umbrella organisation for 22 of Ireland’s youth services.
Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service.
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