NOT one but two outstanding young volunteers from Cork, both named Emma, were among the recipients of this year’s Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards.
The twosome, Emma Hurley and Emma Cullinane, scooped prestigious awards at the ceremony held in Croke Park over the weekend.
Cobh’s Emma Hurley is just 11 years of age but walked away with one of the Irish Red Cross’ highest honours, Young Volunteer of the Year. The youngster has proven herself to be invaluable to her local Irish Red Cross branch where she is dedicated to Cork Penny Dinners, one of Cork’s oldest charitable organisations, as well as other local community groups.
Along with her exceptional work with the Irish Red Cross and keeping up with school, Emma also helps her mother, who is a wheelchair user, with everyday tasks at home.
Meanwhile, Emma Cullinane was delighted to pick up the Youth Achievement Award. A member of the Clonakilty Irish Red Cross branch for over five years, Emma is also involved with Cork Penny Dinners.