Clonmel woman shortlisted for Irish Red Cross National Volunteer of the Year award

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Dublin on Saturday.

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Clonmel Red Cross volunteer Pearl Sheehan has been shortlisted for the Irish Red Cross National Volunteer of the Year award.

Pearl was nominated for the award by Clonmel national board member Darren Ryan. In his nomination, Darren described Pearl as being someone who reflects the founding principle of the Red Cross, humanity.

Pearl has been a member of the Clonmel branch of the Red Cross since 2008, holding the positions of secretary, vice chairperson and is currently serving as chairperson of the branch. Pearl also represents the Clonmel branch at area Level.

Through Pearl’s stewardship, Clonmel Red Cross has grown from strength to strength, with the latest achievement being the launch of their new 181 ambulance.

As well as being a Red Cross volunteer, Pearl is also heavily involved in the wider community life of Clonmel and is always there to give a hand when needed.

Speaking following confirmation of Pearl’s nomination, branch secretary Darren Ryan congratulated Pearl on behalf of all Clonmel members. “Knowing Pearl, I know this is the last thing she would want. She goes about her work with us in a very discreet way and is always first at hand to assist with any Red Cross event. We wish her the very best of luck on Saturday,” Darren adds.

The winner of the award will be announced on Saturday at a Croke Park ceremony in Dublin.

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