Amnesty Wex­ford pick up Group Im­pact award

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

THE Wex­ford Amnesty In­ter­na­tional group re­cently won the Group Im­pact Award at Amnesty Ire­land con­fer­ence.

Lo­cal mem­bers Tr­ish Robin­son, Lor­raine Smyth and Cliona O’Far­relly were on hand to ac­cept the award al­though Lor­raine said they were to­tally caught off guard when they were an­nounced as win­ners.

The or­gan­is­ers of the awards spoke about the com­mit­ment the Wex­ford Amnesty group had to­wards the sup­port of refugees with their Safe Pas­sage for Refugees ini­tia­tive. The group’s an­nual film night to pro­mote hu­man rights and the card sign­ing for Ibrahim Halawa’s re­lease in the Bull­ring Wex­ford which re­ceived great sup­port were al­most men­tioned.

Lor­raine said that the award was re­ally an award for all Wex­ford peo­ple. ‘The rea­son we re­ceived this award is re­ally be­cause of the sup­port we re­ceive lo­cally from the peo­ple of Wex­ford so es­sen­tially it’s an award for the Wex­ford peo­ple in gen­eral who sup­port hu­man rights.’

Amnesty Wex­ford is start­ing a youth group if any­one wants to join please con­tact lor­raines­myth21@gmail.com.

Tr­ish Robin­son, Lor­raine Smyth and Cliona O’Far­relly col­lect­ing the award.

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