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Calor seeks nominations for this year’s Community Champion

Community hero and Lifford Scout Leader Joe Boland, who has won the inaugural Calor Community Champion 2012.

Community hero and Lifford Scout Leader Joe Boland, who has won the inaugural Calor Community Champion 2012.

RURAL energy solutions supplier Calor has just launched its second annual Community Champion 2013 all-island initiative.

Calor are calling out to communities across Donegal to make their voices heard, and help them find to find the local champions across the county who work tirelessly each and every day to improve the lives of the people around them.
 
Calor believe it is time that these people were recognised and celebrated, and we’ve set aside a prize fund of over €10,000 to do this.
Lifford man Joe Boland, the 2012 Calor Community Champion winner said: “It was truly humbling for me to be named the inaugural Community Champion.
 
“The momentum the award has had in Lifford and the local community, we have seen an increase in the numbers of young people joining us in volunteering efforts and joining me in the local scouts. The positive effect the prize has had for the Rainbow Animal Re-homing Centre, the Donegal Sanctuary and the Lifford Hospital Restoration Fund is truly significant, providing them with a sustainable platform to build for the future, all thanks to the team at Calor.”
 
The winner of the Calor Community Champion 2013 will receive €1,500 and a bursary of €7,500 to give to their nominated charity or local organisation. 

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The two runners-up will each receive €500.  Calor will even throw in €500 for the person or organisation that nominated them. Nominations to crown this year’s champion will close on September 30. Calor will select the top 32 local champions, one from each county and put them to the public vote from October 4th through our Facebook app. 

The public will have close to four weeks to vote for their favourite and the top four local champions and two wildcards will make it through to the final phase. 
The winner will be chosen by our Judging Panel led by TV and radio personality, Síle Seoige, legendary GAA and sports broadcaster, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Mary Geraty from Calor. 

The Calor Community Champion 2013 will be announced on November 6. For information and to nominate your local champion, please visit and ‘like’ at www.facebook.com/calorireland

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