LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice are delighted to announce LauraLynn volunteer, Mary McDaid, has been shortlisted for Volunteer Ireland’s ‘Volunteer of the Year Award 2023’ in the category of ‘Children and Youth.’
Mary has been a volunteer with LauraLynn for 10 years and has many roles within the organisation including singing to the LauraLynn children and residents in our disability services and lending a helping hand at many events throughout the year.
Mary also acts as an amazing fundraising representative attending local schools and clubs spreading the word about LauraLynn and promoting fundraising initiatives.
Commenting on the nomination Mary said: “I am absolutely blown away to be nominated in the 2023 Volunteer of the Year awards. I work with so many amazing volunteers across LauraLynn, so to receive this nomination is an honour. LauraLynn is an amazing place to volunteer while getting to make a small contribution to the amazing work that they do caring for children with life-limiting conditions and their families”.
The Volunteer Ireland Awards is a major annual initiative to celebrate volunteers in Ireland. The awards shine a light on the remarkable achievements of volunteers around the country by honouring them at a national level.
Commenting on the nomination, LauraLynn Volunteer Coordinator Emma McLoughlin said: “I hope you all join me in wishing Mary the very best at the awards ceremony. Mary, like all our volunteers, is caring, compassionate and dedicated to LauraLynn. She is an amazing lady. Well done Mary.”
Mary will attend the awards ceremony on Saturday, December 2nd in Limerick, and we would like to wish Mary the very best of luck from all of the team at LauraLynn, Ireland’s Childrens Hospice.