A CHARITY volunteer from Tipperary Town has been shortlisted for Ireland’s Charity Hero Award, a national prize honouring individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to good causes.
John Brophy is one of just ten people from across Ireland shortlisted for the prestigious Award, which is presented by The Wheel, the national representative body for community and voluntary groups, supported by EBS. For almost 20 years, John has been a driving force behind the Cheshire Adventure Motivation Project (CAMP), an event that provides a unique opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in outdoor challenges such as rock climbing, boating and canoeing, swimming, confidence training and survival activities. Approximately 2,500 people have participated in the annual six-day adventure camp and, of those, over 500 have been people with a wide variety of physical disabilities. Ireland’s Charity Hero Award is part of Better Together, a nationwide campaign which aims to make Ireland a better place to live by building support for charities, clubs and associations across the country.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.