Being a mother can be demanding with many mums playing the role of not only parent, but also teacher, nurse, counsellor and confidante, to name but a few! Often seen as the glue that holds many families together, mums’ contribution to society is immense.
Commenting in advance of the launch, Mr Dónal Clancy, General Manager, QUINN-healthcare said: “Mums play one of the most pivotal roles in our society, selflessly put their children’s lives before their own in enabling them to live their dreams. Mums offer invaluable support to their families and communities every day of the year and this can sometimes go unrewarded and unrecognised. Invariably, everyone sees their own mum as the best mum in the world, however, with this award we have no doubt that we will see nominations of mums who not only excel in their endeavours inside the home but also mums who have done fantastic things outside it too. We hope that this special new People of the Year Award for Inspiring Mum of the Year will go some way in acknowledging these often unsung heroes of Irish society.”
If you know a mum that should be considered for the Inspiring Mum of the Year Award, then now is the time to nominate her. Nominations for this category as well for other People of the Year Awards can be submitted online at www.peopleoftheyear.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, 15th June, 2010.
The winners of the People of the Year Awards are chosen by members of the public through a nominations process and finalised by a panel of adjudicators comprising of leading members of the public service, community, business and media sectors. The winners of the People of the Year Awards are nominated by members of the public and finalised by a panel of adjudicators.
In addition to the International Person of the Year and the Young Person of the Year (under 25 years of age), a number of exciting categories have been introduced this year including Garda of the Year, Sports Person of the Year and Community Group of the Year. Other People of the Year Awards are also presented for achievements in the areas of arts and culture, and public sector achievement, among others.
Past winners of the People of the Year Awards include the Irish rugby team, Sir Bob Geldof, Padraig Harrington, Mary Robinson, Veronica Guerin, Mo Mowlam, Christy Moore, Kenny Egan and Keith Duffy.
Nomination forms are also available directly from Rehab, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4, or by telephoning (01) 205 7200. All entries should include details of the nominee and the reasons why they should win an Award.
Notes to Editors
Rehab is a leading non-governmental organisation which works towards a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Over 3,350 Rehab staff members provide high-quality health and social care, training and education, and rehabilitation, employment and commercial services in Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands and Poland. The people who currently use Rehab services include young people and adults with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, people with mental health difficulties, people with autism and people with an acquired brain injury. A range of essential services is also provided to older people, carers and others who are marginalised. Every year, more than 50,000 people and their families benefit from the supports provided by Rehab in over 200 locations. For more information see www.rehab.ie
Based in Co. Cork, QUINN-healthcare has a wealth of experience in the healthcare market, and has earned a reputation for professionalism and expertise in providing healthcare solutions to both individuals and companies. The company has gone from strength to strength through its commitment to excellent customer service, the many new benefits that have been introduced and by continuing to provide the best value health insurance in the market. For more information see www.quinn-healthcare.com
RTÉ is Ireland’s Public Service Broadcaster. RTÉ operates two complementary television channels, RTÉ One and RTÉ Two, and eleven nationwide radio stations, consisting of four FM services RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and seven digital services RTÉ Choice, RTÉ Gold, RTÉ Junior, RTÉ 2XM, RTÉ Pulse, RTÉ Chill and RTÉ Radio 1 Extra. RTÉ also publishes Ireland’s best-selling magazine, the RTÉ Guide, operates Ireland’s leading teletext service, RTÉ Aertel, and provides up-to-date news, current affairs and entertainment information via Ireland’s most popular media website, RTÉ.ie. RTÉ is also a major contributor to the arts in Ireland and supports five performing groups – the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and RTÉ Cór na nÓg. For more information see www.rte.ie