Two young volunteers have scooped prestigious awards at this year's Irish Red Cross National Volunteer Awards.
11-year-old Emma Hurley from Cobh won the Young Volunteer of the Year gong at the event in Croke Park.
She was honoured for her work with the charitable organisation, Cork Penny Dinners.
Emma Cullinane has picked up the Youth Achievement Award.
She is a member of the Clonakilty Irish Red Cross branch and is also involved with the Cork Penny Dinners.
The title award of the day went to Dr Andrew Kelly who was named Irish Red Cross Volunteer of the Year.
Acting Chairperson of the Irish Red Cross Volunteer Support and Development Working Group, Liam Maguire, said: “The mission of the Irish Red Cross is to provide impartial humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in society, at home and abroad.
“Their work, and the work of all our volunteers should be considered a leading example and today is a fantastic occasion to shed light on their work.”
At the event, the Irish Red Cross Portlaw Branch in Co. Waterford was singled out for its contribution to the community, winning the Branch of the Year Award. The branch boasted more than 6,000 volunteer hours for 2018, which included their work in the Soup Kitchen in Waterford City.