I got an email two weeks ago telling me I had been nominated for a Ten Outstanding Young Person of Mayo 2016 Award. I was so shocked! It was so nice to think that someone had gone to the effort of nominating me.
The organisers of the awards are JCI (Junior Chamber International), The Mayo Advertiser, Irish TV, Midwest Radio and AIB Bank. The Mayo ceremony was held in AIB Bank Castlebar last night.
I had a fantastic time at the award ceremony hearing the inspiring stories of all the other nominees, and to my complete shock I won an award. I’m delighted to have won a Ten Outstanding Young Person of Mayo 2016 Award in the Humanitarian category – For my charity work. I have run 3 marathons in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, and organised many more fundraising events for the cause, as well as trying my best to spread awareness of CF. Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is a very important charity to me.
A big thank you to the organisers for such a great night, and for my award, I really appreciate it.