A BANDON man has been named winner of the Irish Red Cross Cork Volunteer of the Year award.
Paddy Murray, a native of Kilmurry, joined the Bandon branch of the Irish Red Cross in 1974. Down through the years, he has held various positions in the branch and also served as chairman of the Cork County branch.
Paddy’s commitment to the society and his community has never faded. He was the driving force behind a major project in the 1970s which saw the branch secure a permanent home in Weir St.
Paddy continues to promote and encourage the personal development of the members of the branch and has always been a guiding light for many aspiring young Red Cross members.
Sheila Callan, national treasurer of the Irish Red Cross said it was a great privilege to present Mr Murray with the James O’Loughlin Memorial Perpetual Cup for the Cork Volunteer of the Year.
‘Paddy’s devotion to the work of the Irish Red Cross for over 40 years is very well rewarded by this accolade,’ she said. ‘I am delighted to have the honour of presenting this award to such an outstanding volunteer.’