Caoilinn Named Kerry’s Gala Retail Inspirational Hero

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Caoilinn Harte.

FOLLOWING a nationwide search to uncover Ireland’s most inspirational people, eight-year-old Caoilinn Harte from Listowel, is celebrating after being named an Inspirational Hero in the Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards.

Nominated by family and friends for the Inspiration Awards, Caoilinn stood out for her compassionate selfless acts, positive attitude, and kind heart during the current pandemic.

Keeping in touch with family and friends, Caoilinn made and sent postcards throughout lockdown.

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She also set about fundraising for Kerry Parents and Friends Listowel and to date has raised over €3,000.

A charity close to her heart, she often visited the residents, bringing baked treats to try to brighten up their days. Just a couple of weeks ago, Caoilinnn cut and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Inspirational people from across Ireland were nominated for the Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards, with 26 inspirational county heroes being named from the hundreds of entries received.

Each of the 26 award-winning heroes demonstrated how they have made Ireland a better place with their selfless acts and inspirational deeds during the Covid-19 crisis, and how they have gone above and beyond for others in their local community.

2020 marks the second year of the Gala Retail Inspiration Awards created as a way of celebrating the selfless acts and inspirational deeds of people in Ireland who are making the country a better place.

As a community retailer with 175 convenience stores nationwide, Gala store owners often hear of inspirational stories in their local communities, and this year’s Gala Retail and Virgin Media Inspiration Awards have elevated Ireland’s unsung heroes onto a national stage, giving these inspirational people the recognition they deserve.

Gala Retail has gifted €20,000 of prizes to the winners, with 26 county winners being awarded with luxury stays in some of Ireland’s most beautiful Blue Book businesses.