The 2015 Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award was launched this week by District Mayor Martin Lonergan in the Town Hall, Clonmel.
Bridie Norris, last yearâ€™s winner was present along with Deputy Mayor Pat English and Cllr Richie Molloy of Clonmel Carers Group, who nominated Bridie for the award.
Also present were members of this yearâ€™s independent adjudicating panel - Dolores Fahey, Civil Defence officer; Garda Sgt. Kieran Oâ€™Regan and Mark Ryan, Tipperary County Council.
The annual award is in memory of the late Eileen Anderson, who was deeply committed to community development, social inclusion and volunteer work in her native Clonmel. It is supported and sponsored by the local authority each year in acknowledgement of Eileenâ€™s contribution to the community and voluntary sector.
The Mayor, Martin Lonergan said he was delighted that the initiative was retained by the County Council. This yearâ€™s invitation for nominations is extended beyond the town of Clonmel to include the wider Borough District.
In his call for nominations the Mayor welcomes all groups within the District to submit nominations for the Eileen Anderson Unsung Hero Award as an opportunity to acknowledge the work, efforts and impact of local volunteers in their community.
The criteria for eligible nominations are based on four categories of assessment â€“ community-based person, level of community involvement, commitment to community life and commitment to develop community spirit.
While there are no specific application forms for this particular award process, initial nominations are simply requested to be submitted in writing - in no less than 100 words and no more than 500 words - for the initial adjudication process.
Written submissions, in a sealed envelope marked Eileen Anderson Award 2015 should be sent to Clonmel Borough District, Civic Offices, Tipperary County Council, Clonmel. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 4.30pm on Friday, February 27. Further information is available by contacting the Borough District Offices on 076-1065000 or firstname.lastname@example.org