Newry student Megan Daly recognised in Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Megan Daly from Newry, Co. Down has been recognised for the motivation, service and impact she has demonstrated for her local community as a 2015 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards top 20 finalist.

Megan Daly from Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry who has been recognised for the motivation, service and impact she has demonstrated for her local community

Megan, a sixth year student at Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry, is keen to take part in any volunteering situation which comes along and has travelled to Poland with Habitat for Humanity to renovate homes for families in crisis. Closer to home Megan gives her time to bag pack for a number of cancer charities and encourages other students to donate to charities like the Romanian Shoe Box Appeal. She is also heavily involved in working with young girls in her local community through the Catholic Guides of Ireland (CGI) group. Over the past few years Megan has had an exceptionally difficult time after losing her mother to breast cancer and her grandfather to Motor Neurone disease. While the pressures have been immense, as her teacher highlights, “Megan has demonstrated that she is a leader among young women and throughout all her difficulties has continued in her dedication to helping others.” Balancing her time between volunteering activities, school work and other hobbies, Megan is committed to contributing to the wider society and narrowing division gaps. In her local community she is eager to offer herself as a person for young girls to come to with problems. Megan explained, “Through the CGI I hope that I can continue the work that my Mum did before she got ill and help young girls become more confident and speak up about their issues at a young age as lessons and developing traits like that cannot come early enough in life.”

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