Tipperary student receives volunteer recognition award from Brent Pope.
Sarah O’Neill from Bansha, has been selected from amongst hundreds of youth volunteers from across the island of Ireland to receive an award in recognition of the exemplary work she carries out in her local community at the 2015 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards. Receiving €500 for a charity of her choice and a gold medallion, Sarah said she was honoured to be recognised at the awards. A third year student at St. Anne’s Secondary, Tipperary town, Sarah has been involved in volunteering throughout her school career. She was a founding member of her primary school’s Green Schools Committee. However, Sarah’s most notable voluntary achievement was when, in 2011 at the age of 11, she became the youngest girl to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising €16,000 for the mental health charity ‘Aware’.