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Huge Upturn in volunteering in Westmeath

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hoursHuge Upturn in volunteering in Westmeath

Community spirit is definitely in the air in Westmeath with a huge upturn in volunteering.  In the first six months of 2013, over 14,000 volunteer hours have been logged by people of Westmeath in their communities.  That is double the amount of time logged compared to the same period in 2012.  “We in the volunteer centre are delighted with this incredible increase in the time that everyone has given in the community” said Ian O’Flynn, Manager of the Westmeath Volunteer Centre. “Since our establishment in 2006 we have now registered over 1,700 people in the volunteer centre with over 500 registering in 2012 and 2013.  Over 320 organisations are now registered with us too and this upswing in hours is testament to the them for creating opportunities for volunteers and also the commitment that volunteers are prepared to give”.

The Westmeath Volunteer Centre is a project within Westmeath Community Development funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. 

If you have time on your hands and would like to give something back, please contact Ian or Michelle at 044-9348571 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just visit www.volunteerwestmeath.ie

Alternatively, if you are an organisation that could do with some help or new members, contact us and we in the Westmeath Volunteer Centre will be delighted to help find you some new valuable members for you.

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Currently in the Westmeath Volunteer Centre we have 2,453 active vacancies and thousands more around the country.  So, what are you waiting for?

Results of the Aid for Moldova 5K Race night

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Results of the Aid for Moldova 5K Race night in Belvedere House & Gardens on June 19th 2013.  Winner was Gerry Duffy!!

Many thanks to all sponsors, participants and volunteers who helped out!

Race Runner Number

Race Time Finish time Name
918 00:18:20 19:56:20 Gerry Duffy
949 00:18:55 19:56:55 John O'Boyle
913 00:18:57 19:56:57 Geoff Griffith
922 00:19:16 19:57:16 Keoagh Geoghegan
911 00:19:41 19:57:41 Donatas Jocius
955 00:19:45 19:57:45 Marty Hanly
903 00:19:46 19:57:46 Crondon Ward
808 00:20:04 19:58:04 Christy Cahill
815 00:20:09 19:58:09 Finnian Pettit
919 00:20:22 19:58:22 Paul Moore
920 00:22:05 20:00:05 John Forde
912 00:22:11 20:00:11 Joe O'Connor
817 00:22:23 20:00:23 Kevin O'Toole
856 00:22:26 20:00:26 Tom Casey
804 00:22:44 20:00:44 Chris Donlon
951 00:22:56 20:00:56 Brendan Mcglynn
917 00:23:22 20:01:22 Oliver Macnamara
879 00:23:34 20:01:34 John Mckenna
804 00:23:49 20:01:49 Joe Duffy
906 00:24:13 20:02:13 Frank Kavanagh
929 00:24:18 20:02:18 Mick Dunne
907 00:24:21 20:02:21 Alan Rickard
918 00:24:23 20:02:23 Joshua Murphy
920 00:24:25 20:02:25 Mal Mcdonnell
805 00:24:28 20:02:28 Paul Malone
803 00:24:33 20:02:33 Jane Mcsherry
876 00:24:37 20:02:37 Christy Cribbin
916 00:24:44 20:02:44 Louise Macnamara
914 00:24:49 20:02:49 Dorian Kulakowski
915 00:24:51 20:02:51 Colm Mccormac
812 00:25:04 20:03:04 Conor Beghan
814 00:25:05 20:03:05 Colin Pettit
875 00:28:06 20:06:06 Joy Balfe
919 00:25:15 20:03:15 Suzanne Forde
947 00:25:28 20:03:28 Denise Bell
946 00:25:29 20:03:29 Stephen Bell
954 00:25:31 20:03:31 Padraic Joyce
910 00:26:58 20:04:58 Robert Murtagh
811 00:28:36 20:06:36 Gail Brunton
909 00:28:37 20:06:37 Laura  Healy
905 00:29:05 20:07:05 Oisin Daly
904 00:29:08 20:07:08 Mary Daly
911 00:29:16 20:07:16 Thomas Farrell
948 00:29:18 20:07:18 Ruth  Rooney
923 00:29:31 20:07:31 Honor Macnamara
924 00:29:33 20:07:33 Mathilde Macnamara
878 00:29:48 20:07:48 Martin Mcgettrick
855 00:31:37 20:09:37 Noeleen Nannery
806 00:31:41 20:09:41 Marie Browne
914 00:31:43 20:09:43 Colette Kennedy
881 00:31:49 20:09:49 Enda Murphy
810 00:31:52 20:09:52 Una Mccormac
805 00:32:07 20:10:07 Lorraine Browne
905 00:34:09 20:12:09 Olga Kaczmarek
904 00:34:11 20:12:11 Ursula Kulakowskq
945 00:34:17 20:12:17 Maedhbh Hughes
913 00:34:19 20:12:19 Fionulla Irwin
915 00:34:31 20:12:31 Des Walsh
916 00:35:08 20:13:08 Geraldine Walsh
802 00:36:10 20:14:10 Christopher Rutly
956 00:37:37 20:15:37 Sonya Mcmanus
880 00:37:38 20:15:38 Regina Healy
907 00:39:07 20:17:07 Terese Milmae
906 00:39:10 20:17:10 Maire Muldarny
957 00:42:29 20:20:29 Paul O'Donovan
882 00:42:32 20:20:32 Rachael Russek
909 00:42:57 20:20:57 Martey Mullingan
806 00:43:37 20:21:37 Laura  Rickard
908 00:45:48 20:23:48 Eva Daly
809 00:45:49 20:23:49 Eimear O'Sullivan
910 00:45:51 20:23:51 Antoinette Coel
912 00:45:53 20:23:53 Mary Morrissey
926 00:46:25 20:24:25 Anne Donlon
952 00:46:27 20:24:27 Anne Dunne
908 00:46:39 20:24:39 Becky Lynch
807 00:46:41 20:24:41 Vera Rickard
950 00:46:43 20:24:43 Anne Shaw

5K Race Marshalls Needed

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Volunteers are required to steward at a Fundraising 5K Run at Belvedere House & Gardens on Wednesday the 19th of June from 5:30pm-8:30pm approx. 

Monies raised will go towards Trevor Thompson's Drive to Moldova 2013.

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This will bring aid to a social and educational centre in Tiraspol (Moldova) that cares for hundreds of children, many with mental and physical disabilities.


Apply Now Click the apply now button to register your interest in this opportunity.

Because of you!

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Here's to the everyday heroes,
The volunteers who do what they can,
To ease the suffering of others,
And be of service to their fellow man.

May they know the true satisfaction
That comes from helping others
Less fortunate than themselves,
But no less their sisters and brothers.

May they feel the gratitude in our hearts
For all of the good that they've done.
The appreciation that we all feel for them
Is truly second to none.

 

 

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So, what are you waiting for? Click the red button!!

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Please find below a link to all of our recent volunteering opportunities registered with us here in the volunteer centre.
  As this is national volunteer week, please use this opportunity to share this with someone you think might benefit from volunteering!
 
So, what are you waiting for?  Click the red button!!
 
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All the best,
 
Ian & Michelle
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