Yvonne McKenna, CEO of Gaisce, with Sean Marron, Emmet Mangan, Elizabeth Gorry, Dale Cross, Clare Mc Cabe and Chloe Flynn
Two groups of young Kildare people from KARE, Newbridge, were recently honoured at a special Gaisce bronze ceremony.
Sean Marron, Emmet Mangan, Elizabeth Gorry, Dale Cross, Clare McCabe and Chloe Flynn received their Bronze Awards at a special ceremony on Wednesday January 23 at Ratra House, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Emma Garry, Patricia Hosey, Ros Mc Philomy, Sean Marron, Emmet Mangan, Niamh Coffey, Elizabeth Gorry, Dale Cross, Gillian O Rourke, Niamh Mc Namee, Yvonne Mc Kenna and Chloe Flynn also won awards.
Helen Farrell of KARE in Newbridge said, “Gaisce is also an opportunity for our young people to volunteer in their local communities and make a valuable contribution to society, using their many talents and abilities. From Tidy Towns, local active retired groups, Men’s Sheds and doing shopping or dog walking for neighbours, the contributions have been many and varied. Since we began the programme in KARE, 86 people have received awards from Gaisce at all levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.”
KARE is an organisation that provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families. Gaisce or ‘great achievement’ is a self-development programme for people aged 15-25 and has been in existence since 1985.