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Jun 2, 2017

Events of National Volunteer Week


Longford Volunteer Centre continued its mission to promote volunteering through National Volunteering Week 15-21 May 2017.

Terri Doherty, Co-ordinator said: “As we know Longford has a long history of volunteering which makes a major contribution to active citizenship and promotes an active and health society. We are always delighted to support events during National Volunteering Week which encourages

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Posted by: lcrl

Longford Volunteer Centre continued its mission to promote volunteering through National Volunteering Week 15-21 May 2017.

Terri Doherty, Co-ordinator said: “As we know Longford has a long history of volunteering which makes a major contribution to active citizenship and promotes an active and health society. We are always delighted to support events during National Volunteering Week which encourages volunteerism from all members of our community”. 7 events were run over the week – these included a Garda Vetting information session, volunteer appreciation event, training for volunteer involving organisations, Open Day at Longford Volunteer Centre, information stand in the shopping centre, coffee morning fundraiser for Longford Friends of Children of Chernobyl and a project with the knitting group, which meets in the library every Friday.  The group participated in a project co-ordinated by the Volunteer Centre, called ‘All Stitched Up’ . This project brought people together on Friday 19th May to knit/crochet/sew bags, finger puppets and dude dolls, which were then donated to Team Hope for their annual shoe box appeal.



Alison Bray, volunteer with Team Hope, commented on the wonderful creativity in Longford and advised that the items donated would create a ‘wow’ factor in the shoeboxes which go to children living on the margins of society – many of whose families have to survive on less than €1 per day.

Wool for the project was donated by The Baldy Sheep, Longford Sewing Centre as well as individual donations. Thanks to the staff of Longford library for their support for this project.

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Aug 24, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Search Is On for Longford’s Best Volunteers!

We have super volunteers here in Longford. Why not nominate them for the annual Volunteer Ireland Awards. These awards provide an opportunity to showcase this diverse group of people and say thank you for their remarkable work.

Aug 21, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The cost of gaining a Third Level Education is very high yet so beneficial for the future career prospects of an individual. Getting the money together to go to college is an enormous problem for a lot of low income households. The immediate costs of a deposit for accommodation and

Aug 4, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT IDEA that might relate to Economic Development, Job Creation, Town or Village Enhancement, Tourism, Basic Services targeted at Hard to Reach Communities, Rural Youth, the Environment or Renewable Energy please contact:

Jun 2, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

Longford Volunteer Centre continued its mission to promote volunteering through National Volunteering Week 15-21 May 2017.

Terri Doherty, Co-ordinator said: “As we know Longford has a long history of volunteering which makes a major contribution to active citizenship and promotes an active and health society. We are always delighted to support events during National Volunteering Week which encourages

May 26, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Community Services Programme (CSP) supports community businesses and social enterprises to provide local services and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged people. The provision of these services should promote social enterprise as an approach to

May 10, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: lcrl

The Call for Expression of Interest for LEADER (RDP) funding under Theme 2 Social Inclusion: Action 16.1 Improvement of Youth Facilities in County Longford will close on Monday 22nd May @4:00pm.


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