A Waterford group has scooped top honours at the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year awards.
Waterford Healing Arts Trust won the Arts & Culture category in the Awards for its work in using various arts forms to bring smiles to the faces of patients, staff and relatives in the hospital. It now receives €10,000 prize money to fund its work.
National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin congratulated WHAT on its Award: “The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is doing important work making life a little brighter for those who are ill and are very deserving of this award. It is fitting that Ireland’s unsung heroes who work quietly under the radar to improve lives and make a difference are honoured in these inaugural National Lottery Good Awards. Their work often goes unrecognised – but it is so valued.”
— The Irish National Lottery (@NationalLottery) November 3, 2018
The Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick picked up the overall award at the gala ceremony in Dublin last night.
Three other Waterford groups were among the 36 finalists – Park Rangers AFC, Waterford Intellectual Disability Service and Mount Sion Choir.
Mount Sion Choir also performed on the night:
— The National Lottery (@NationalLottery) November 3, 2018
What a night lastnight was celebrating the #GoodCauseAwards Congrats and thank you to each category and to the amazing overall winner @children_grief ⭐️🏆⭐️ Here is a clip of the extremely talented Mount Sion Choir 🎼🙌🏻🤗 pic.twitter.com/nIpKkas8Cf
— The Irish National Lottery (@NationalLottery) November 4, 2018