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Gemma Reid, with Stephanie Grundon of Limavady Volunteers Bureau and Mr M. James, Principal of Loreto College - View Full Size Image
Gemma Reid, with Stephanie Grundon of Limavady Volunteers Bureau and Mr M. James, Principal of Loreto College
13/02/2013 MILLENNIUM VOLUNTEER AWARD FOR LORETO COLLEGE STUDENT

A student from Loreto College Coleraine has received a certificate from the Millennium Volunteers organisation in recognition of time spent in service of others in her local community.

Gemma Reid, who is in her final year at Loreto College, received recognition for spending one hundred hours visiting patients in Altnagelvin Hospital and a residential care home in Limavady. Modest about her achievement, Gemma commented that she had greatly enjoyed the experience and that it was something which she hoped to continue. In fact, Gemma is currently finishing her two hundred hours community volunteering accreditation, for which she will receive a certificate signed by John ODowd MLA, Minister for Education.

The Millennium Volunteers Programme is a UK wide initiative designed to promote and recognise sustained volunteering among young people aged 16 -24. The Millennium Volunteers programme was launched in Northern Ireland in 1999, and has offered opportunities for more than 4000 young people to gain their Awards of Excellence.

Stephanie Grundon of Limavady Volunteer Bureau, who presented Gemma with her Millennium Volunteers Certificate, paid tribute to Gemma for her hard work and dedication in support of others. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, commended Gemma on her quiet, unassuming service and congratulated her on this impressive award.