Wicklow Garda Youth Awards-Jeremy O’Donovan

Jeremy O'Donovan recieves his youth award from Superintendant Pat Ward at the 2nd Annual Wicklow Garda Youth Awards which was held in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town.
Jeremy O’Donovan receives his youth award from Superintendent Pat Ward at the 2nd Annual Wicklow Garda Youth Awards which was held in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town.

The 2nd Wicklow Garda Youth Awards took place on Saturday the 4th of February in the Grand Hotel, Wicklow town.

The awards were sponsored by the County Wicklow Partnership and were hosted by Today FM DJ Philip Cawley.

For the next 18 days Wicklownews.net will post a picture and bio of one of the winning recipients, today we have Jeremy O’Donovan .

Jeremy was nominated by Dara MacMahon the musical director of the Move 4 Parkinsons Wicklow choir.

This is a choir for people with Parkinsons, their family and their friends.

Jeremy was nominated for his work volunteering with this choir.  He attends weekly rehearsals and has impressed everyone with his kindness, compassion and consideration towards the choir members.

He arrives early to set up the room and sort out the music and prepares the tea break as well as helping out in any way he can with all tasks put before him.  Jeremy is described as extremely attentive to the needs of the choir and is quick to assist anyone with mobility issues.

His presence at the choir has given the members a huge boost and spreads a lot of joy to the older people.  Jeremy has performed with the choir at various concerts in both Greystones and Ashford Parish Churches.  Jeremy has enriched the lives of many and has proven to be a very worthy winner of this award.

Full list of award winners

Special achievement category, Michael O’Brien, Martina Conyard, Rachel Casey, Lee Timmons, Timothy and Christopher Hopkins.

Individual category, Jeremy O’Donovan, Shannon Franey, Eireann O’Sullivan, Luke Power, Chloe Gilmore, Joe Dempsey,  Sinead Roche and Molly Comish.

Group category, Glenealy Foroige Youth Club, Greystones Community Summer Project, Seomra Youth Centre in Bray, Newtownmountkennedy Senior Youth Group, Arklow Sea Venture Scout Unit and Marc Brady and Rachel Crimes from Colaiste Chraobh Abhainn in Kilcoole.

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