Charity Hero Award – Albert Kerr

Dec 19 2013 Posted by Office Administraton

Better Together 2013 Winners Announced

One of our own Albert Kerr of Bray Divers was nominated and won the 2013 Charity Hero Award

Excerpt from Better Toegther website:

A County Wicklow man who founded and volunteered with a youth club for over 46 years has been named Charity Hero 2013, a national prize honouring individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to good causes over their lifetime.

Albert Kerr was one of 10 people from across Ireland nominated for the annual award presented at Dublin Castle by The Wheel, the national representative body for community and voluntary groups, in association with the Volunteer Ireland Awards at Dublin Castle.

In 1967 Albert was approached by parents from the local community in Bray asking him to set up a youth club. Originally the Queen of Peace Youth Club was set up as a boys club, but in the late 1970s the membership was opened up to both boys and girls. The club has gone from strength to strength ever since. Albert, who will turn 72 in December, is still actively involved on a weekly basis and has been the chairperson of the club for many years. As the winner of the Charity Hero Award, Albert received €1,000 to donate to his club.

The Charity Hero Award is part of Better Together, a nationwide campaign that aims to make Ireland a better place to live by building support for charities, clubs and associations across the country.

Albert Kerr CY