Whole lotta Limerick good cause winners

National Lottery announces County Winners of inaugural Good Causes Awards 2018. Pictured (l-r) are members of Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, who won the Limerick Arts & Culture category in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards: Aisling Ni Cheallaigh, Sara Granda and Marie Dee. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games – or over €619,000 per day – goes back to Good Causes all over the country in the areas of Sports, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Community, Health, Youth and the Irish Language. Last year alone more than €226 million was raised by players of National Lottery games for such Good Causes. (Photo: Julien Behal)

SIX Limerick organisations including the Children’s Grief Centre and Mid-West Simon Community have been named in the first National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The awards honour the inspiring work of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals all over Ireland with the help of Good Causes funding. Other Limerick winners included Thomond RFC, the Northside Family Resource Centre, Ilen Project and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre,

Nearly 30 cent of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes, which has a big impact on communities across the country.

Announcing the Limerick winners. National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said: We were bowled over by the calibre of entries and the impact that these organisations are having in their local communities. We know that these groups are doing extraordinary things and the Good Causes awards recognise and celebrate their achievements.”

These six local winners will represent Limerick in the West Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on November 3. Each category winner will receive€10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000. The full list of county winners can be found at www.lottery.ie/goodcauseawards.

Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter