Congratulations to Foróige's Ashling Dunphy who won the 'Junior Volunteer of the Year' Award at the Pramerica Spirit of the Community Awards last night.
The ceremony, which took place in Dublin last night, recognised post-primary students from all over Ireland for their outstanding acts of volunteerism.
Ashling, who is a fourth year student at Comeragh College in Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary, was recognised for the organisation of a clean-up operation following the devastation caused in her town by Storm Frank in January 2016. A huge part of her initiative was offering comfort and support to those affected, especially the elderly, who named Ashling and her group ‘the Angels in Wellies.’
Four Foróige members were among the 20 finalists for the Pramerica Spirit of the Community Awards.