Volunteerism alive and thriving in Tullamore

“IN spite of the changes that we have experienced in recent times, socially, culturally and economically, it is very clear that kindness and caring are still very much alive in Tullamore”, declared Tullamore Town Council Cathaoirleach Molly Buckley at last Thursday’s Volunteer Recognition Night in the Town Hall.

“IN spite of the changes that we have experienced in recent times, socially, culturally and economically, it is very clear that kindness and caring are still very much alive in Tullamore”, declared Tullamore Town Council Cathaoirleach Molly Buckley at last Thursday’s Volunteer Recognition Night in the Town Hall.

Cllr Buckley explained the reason for hosting the celebration of volunteerism. “I wanted to recognise the contribution made by the many people who volunteer, and recognise the value of the amazing work and time volunteers are putting into clubs, groups and committees in this town in such a quiet and effortless manner. This work often goes unrecognised and unappreciated.”

There are over 90 voluntary organisations in Tullamore, delivering services and programmes that improve and enhance the lives of everyone in the community.

Cllr Buckley remarked, “Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages – young people, families, older people. What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community by giving of their time. Tullamore has an abundance of volunteers who make a huge difference to all our lives.”

She concluded, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”