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THE an­nual Louth Public Par­tic­i­pa­tion Net­work awards recog­nise those who are play­ing key roles in the com­mu­nity and vol­un­tary sec­tor within county Louth.

And now is your chance to nom­i­nate a hard work­ing in­di­vid­ual or groups with the clos­ing date on Au­gust 15.

The Awards are open to nom­i­na­tions in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories: Arts & Cul­ture; En­vi­ron­ment/An­i­mals; Chil­dren & Youth; Older Per­sons and Dis­abil­ity; Eth­nic Mi­nori­ties; Sports; Vol­un­tary Team of the Year; and Out­stand­ing In­di­vid­ual Achieve­ment.

With over 270 com­mu­nity groups now reg­is­tered with Louth PPN, the or­gan­is­ers want to make sure that indi- vid­u­als and groups in your com­mu­nity re­ceive the ac­knowl­edge­ment that they de­serve. Please sub­mit your nom­i­na­tion now via the nom­i­na­tion form in your lo­cal paper or con­tact Mary Cap­plis, Louth PPN Re­source Worker on mary.cap­plis@louth­ for a nom­i­na­tion form.

Louth PPN is the frame­work for cit­i­zen en­gage­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion and is the main link for the com­mu­nity and vol­un­tary sec­tor to con­nect with the Lo­cal Au­thor­ity. It pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for com­mu­nity groups to avail of train­ing, to net­work, to share in­for­ma­tion and learn from other groups in your area.

Your PPN Rep­re­sen­ta­tives are the voice of the com­mu­nity at lo­cal de­ci­sion mak­ing level. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Louth PPN is avail­able on www.louth­

Don Thorn­ton, the man who ran a 10k a day for 365 days in a fundrais­ing drive for the Drogheda Alzheimer’s Group, was hon­oured with the Out­stand­ing In­di­vid­ual in the Com­mu­nity Award at awards last year.

The for­mer FAI Youths Cup win­ner with Drogheda United headed out onto the roads and fields each day in pur­suit of his goal.

In the end, he col­lected ¿22,000 for the char­ity, who are fundrais­ing for a pur­pose built cen­tre, but ad­mit­ted it was tough to ac­tu­ally stop run­ning in the end!

‘I did go out for a while af­ter the 365 days be­cause I got so used to do­ing it,’ he stated.

He re­called one day when he didn’t have a chance to hit the road un­til 11pm, but made it. The roll of hon­our at the 2017 PPN awards: Arts and Cul­ture Cer­tifi­cate: The Tain March Fes­ti­val. Spe­cial Award: Cre­ative Spark. Eth­nic Mi­nori­ties Joint win­ners: Kelly Petit, ISPCC (Mos­ney In­te­grated Ser­vice) and Neil McAr­dle, Failte Is­teach. Sports Cer­tifi­cate: Ardee Sports Project. Spe­cial Award: Muirhev­namor FC. Older Per­sons and Dis­abil­ity Cer­tifi­cate: Benny Gro­gan, WATCH Cy­cling Club. Spe­cial Award: Drogheda Hospice Home­care Foun­da­tion. En­vi­ron­ment and An­i­mals Cer­tifi­cate: Dun­dalk Dog Res­cue. Spe­cial Award: Car­ling­ford Tidy Towns. Chil­dren and Youth Cer­tifi­cate: Caro­line Flana­gan, Craobh Rua, Dun­dalk. Spe­cial Award: Dun­dalk Youth Cen­tre. Out­stand­ing In­di­vid­ual in the Com­mu­nity Cer­tifi­cate: Don Thorn­ton, Alzheimer’s, Drogheda. Spe­cial Award: The late Wil­lie Duffy, Dun­dalk Tidy Towns. Vol­un­tary team Cer­tifi­cate: Re­hab Care team. Spe­cial Award: ISPCC Child­line Vol­un­teers.

Sec­re­tar­iat Award: Late Wil­lie Duffy.

Oisin McConville Presents Don Thor­ton, Alzheimer So­ci­ety with his award for Out­stand­ing in­di­vid­ual achieve­ment at the Louth PPN Awards last year

Caro­line Flan­na­gan, Craobh Rua, 2017 win­ner.

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