Meals on wheels group in bid for community pride award

TRAMORE Community Care is to be Co Waterford’s entrant in the prestigious 2008 Pride of Place countrywide competition.

Judging took place at the newly refurbished community care centre on the Pond Road in Tramore last week.

Pride of Place, a local authority initiative with Co-Operation Ireland, recognises the work being done by communities across the whole country.

The registered Tramore Community Care charity provides a meals on wheels service to many in the community who are unable to cook for themselves.

It also offers a range of other activities for senior citizens and allows its premises to be used by local groups to carry out various pursuits.

Judging for the Pride of Place competition was carried out by Blaise Treacy and Cathal Logue.

Chairman of Tramore Community Care, Arthur Bardon, gave a presentation on the achievements of Tramore Community Care and on their future plans.

Secretary and treasurer Derek Meade gave a guided tour to the judges who were taken with the excellent facilities.

“This is a great opportunity for Tramore Community Care and the dedicated volunteers and meals on wheels drivers to be recognised for the excellent and selfless work they do,” said Mr Bardon.

The acting director of services with Waterford County Council, Donald Brady, paid tribute to the dedicated work being carried out in the centre and commended the hard-working committee on the refurbishment of the premises to the highest standards.

The cross-border Pride of Place awards ceremony will be held in Cappoquin in November this year in recognition of Ballyduff Upper winning the overall first prize last year and Waterford County Council winning the best local authority award.

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