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.