Tramore & Waterford Arch Club scooped the 2017 Mayor of Waterford City & County Council award at the 13th Annual Waterford PPN Community & Voluntary Awards last Thursday 23rd November at the gala ceremony in The Woodlands Hotel, Waterford and will represent Waterford at the 2018 IPB All Island Pride of Place Awards, a national competition. This prestigious award is presented to the group which demonstrates excellence in Community Participation and Involvement, the judges said: Not only does this group offer a great facility it also increases awareness and understanding through the engagement of others within the community. As a volunteer group who are self funded this group is and excellent example of Social Inclusion.
A packed house of over 250 people attended which included Cllr. Pat Nugent, Mayor Waterford City & County Council, Senator Paudie Coffey, Senator Grace O’ Sullivan, Michael Walsh, CEO Waterford City & County Council, Council officials, sponsors, adjudicators, Secretariat members of Waterford PPN and representatives from all groups nominated for this year’s awards.
The winners of the individual categories were:
Gallows Hill Community Group winners of the Arts & Culture sponsored by BHP Insurance
Carrick United FC winners of the Community & Civic Pride Award sponsored by Local Link Waterford
Waterford in your Pocket winners of the Community & Social Enterprise Award sponsored by Waterford Local Enterprise Office
Ardmore Tidy Towns winners of the Environment Award sponsored by Waterford City & County Council
Ballinroad AFC winners of the Healthy, Active & Youth Award sponsored by Glanbia
Tramore & Waterford Arch Club winners of the Social Inclusion Award sponsored by Bus Éireann
The winner of the Billy McCarthy individual award sponsored by WLRfm went to Derek Delaney from Portlaw
Mayor of Waterford City & County Council Award and the group that will be representing Waterford in the 2018 All Island Pride of Place Awards went to Tramore & Waterford Arch Club
For full photos of the ceremony please visit Waterford PPN Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/waterfordppn/