Castleisland AFC a Beneficiary of Lauri Healy Credit Union Awards

Members of Castleisland AFC and Cara Credit Union at the presentation of the Laurie Healy Award funds. Front: Jamesie O’Callaghan, Castleisland AFC; Mary O’Brien Cara Credit Union; Patrick O’Rouke, chairman Castleisland AFC and Marie Healy, Cara Credit Union. Back row: Richard Bono, Cara Credit Union; John Coffey, Castleisland AFC; Siobhan Donnelly, Sean Roche, Pa Laide and Suzanne Ennis, Cara Credit Union; Mary Browne and Brid Devane Castleisland AFC.
Photograph: Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD

Four community groups received funds from Cara Credit Union’s latest round of the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards and Castleisland AFC was among the recipients.

The community projects which received funds in this round were: Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, to aid in the purchase of a bus; Castleisland AFC, to erect spectator barrier at Georgie O’ Callaghan Park; Ballymaceligott Health & Wellness for the development of a walkway and Cromane Community Childcare for a secure play area.

Trust and Loyalty Rewarded

“Cara Credit Union is very conscious of its ethos,” said Sean Roche, chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s sponsorship committee.

“One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects that can help build better communities, and add value throughout our common bond in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin,” he added.

“The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards helps us achieve this objective with the distribution of funds used to encourage and complement the fantastic work that community groups do to make all our lives and communities a better place to live and work.

Very Worthy Projects

“We’re delighted to support four community groups during this round of applications. They are very worthy projects. We will welcome the next round of application from 1st of October to 30th of November, so if there are community groups who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more please enter,” Mr. Roche concluded.

Lauri Healy’s Dedication

“Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors who dedicated so much time and energy to the organisation,” said Cara Credit Union CEO, Pa Laide.

“Lauri was also active in his support and development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield. He was a director with Tralee Credit Union for more than 30 years, he served with Chapter 23 for as many years.

A Fitting Tribute

“As a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions he helped shape the movement in its early days. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to him and the benefits he brought to his local community,” said Mr. Laide.

Apply Now for Next Round

The next round of the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Award will open from 1st October to the 30th November 2019.

Application forms will be available online or in any of the three offices in: Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.

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