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Long serving volunteers honoured at Fedamore Youth Club

(L-R) Volunteers Goretti Ferguson, Shelia Butler (accepting on behalf of Billy Butler), Catherine Dineen & Nora O’Regan at Fedamore Youth Club.

Fedamore Youth Club held a celebration evening recently to mark the retirement of four volunteers and the graduation of two new two junior leaders.

Long-serving volunteers Nora O’ Regan, Billy Butler, Catherine Dineen and Goretti Ferguson were all honored for their outstanding contribution the Fedamore Youth Club.

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(L-R) New Junior Leaders, Melissa Fanning (left) & Andrea Slater who took part in LYS’s Junior Leadership Training Prog.

Presenting the awards, Maria Fanning, Fedamore Youth Club, thanked the volunteers for their ‘commitment to the youth club and the young people of the community’.                             

The four retiring volunteers were presented with crystal vases as a small thank you for their time in supporting Fedamore Youth Club.

As the curtain closed on one generation of volunteers it open for another as two young people were presented with their junior leader certificates.

The pair, Melissa Fanning and Andrea Slater, graduated from Limerick Youth Service’s junior leader training programme and have now assumed leadership roles with the youth club.  

Reflecting on an emotional evening, Limerick Youth Service’s Maurice Walsh paid tribute to the commitment of the volunteers who ‘went above and beyond in supporting generations of young people.

Limerick Youth Service wishes to echo Maurice’s kind words and thank the volunteers, junior leaders and young people who make Fedamore Youth Club such as special place.

Fedamore Youth Club is one of Limerick Youth Service’s thirty-five affiliated youth clubs that provide safe spaces where young people can spend time with their friends and enjoy being young.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.

Limerick Youth Service works in partnership with a number of national and regional organisations including Youth Work Ireland, Solas, Tusla, Limerick & Clare Educational Board, the Department of Justice and Equality, Limerick City and County Council, the Department of Children & Youth Affairs, Department of Social Protection & the HSE along with many voluntary and community groups.

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