Four Local Groups Benefit From Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards

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A group from Tralee Musical Society receiving funds from the Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

FOUR community groups have received funds from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards.

Tralee Musical Society, Kingdom Swimming Club, Cordal Coiste na Nog and the Irish League of Credit Unions Development Foundation Ltd were presented with their funding by Lauri’s wife Marie and his close friend Mary O’Brien.

Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union, said; “Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors who dedicated so much time and energy to Tralee Credit Union. Lauri was also active in his support and development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield.”

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“He was a director with Tralee Credit Union for more than 30 years, he served with Chapter 23 for as many years and as a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions helped shape the movement in its early days. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to Lauri how gave so much to his local community.”

Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee, said; “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. 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.

A group from Kingdom Swimming Club receiving funds from the Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

“Our 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. We are delighted to support four community groups during this round of applications. They are very worthy projects and we wish them every success as their projects near completion.  We are now accepting our second round of applications and would encourage community groups who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more to enter. Previous unsuccessful applications are also eligible to apply.”

Cara Credit Union are now accepting the next round of applications of 2020 application, closing date is 31st of March 2020.

Application forms are available online on their website and from any of their offices. For further information visit their website

A group from Cordal Coiste na nÓg receiving funds from the Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

Ger McDonnell and members of Kingdom Swimming Club at Cara Credit Union.

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