Our own local hero Tommy Jermyn was at the awards last night organised by The Southern Star and The Celtic Ross Hotel, were set up to honour those people in West Cork who go above and beyond the call of duty to help and improve the lives of others.Tommy received the February award and it is worth another mention as Tommy is a fantastic community man who gives so much of his time to Goleen and the surrounding communities. He co-ordinates Meals on Wheels, delivers gas and supplies to the elderly during the winter and drives the community bus. Tommy is also very involved with the Mizen Community Safety Project. This group is very active in the areas of farm safety and crime prevention, and has provided iPads and the relevant training for older members of the community, providing these people with a valuable link to family members who have moved away from the area or indeed the country.
I am not sure how he managed to get to the event as he was back with the community bus at the Community Centre at 9pm to take the kids from the Table Tennis Club back to Schull and Ballydehob!