AWARD: Angela Curran from Woodlawn and Noreen Collins from Ross Road, pictured with RTE’s Mary Kennedy, with their ‘Hospice Heroes’ award.
Two Killarney women have been named as ‘Hospice Heroes’ in recognition of their outstanding volunteering work on behalf of Kerry Hospice.
Angela Curran from Woodlawnand Noreen Collins from Ross Road, are two of 25 people who were nominated as ‘Hospice Heroes’ nationally, and recognised at a special ceremonyin St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 recentlyto coincide with the launch of this year’s Hospice Sunflower Days, which will run in Killarney on June 7.
Both Angela and Noreen have been involved with fundraising for Kerry Hospice for over 20 years. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge in relation to fundraising events and they are always willing to take on leadership roles within their local Killarney Branch.
They were presented with their plaque at the ceremony by Mary Kennedy, Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador and RTE Broadcaster.
“We are not in this for awards,” Angela told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is nice to be recognised but only for the generosity of the people of Killarney we would not be able to do what we do.
“All money raised stays in Kerry.”
Angela and Noreen have been involved in fundraising for the Kerry Hospice Foundation almost since its foundation in the early 1990s and, along with other volunteers, helped to raise over €6 million to build the hospice in Tralee.
They have also organised baking for the annual coffee morning and help run the annual fashion show at the Gleneagle each September.
Noreen is a committee member since day-one and Angela joined the committee shortly after.