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November 26th 2010
FAIRYTALE WIN FOR LWL AT NATIONAL ‘BETTER TOGETHER!’ AWARDS
Longford Women’s Link (LWL) have won their category with a fairytale video at the National ‘Better Together!’ awards at a gala ceremony held at Dublin Castle last night (November 25th) which was hosted by RTÉ’s Mary Kennedy.
The Better Together Awards were the culmination of an online initiative set up by The Wheel, a national body representing 860 community and voluntary groups.
Organisations were asked to submit a two minute Youtube video in which they would show what their group did, the benefits of working together, and how to get involved. There were over 200 videos submitted as part of the competition.
LWL’s video was a fairytale story showing how two Fairy Godmothers have worked hard to build a community organization in Longford. Its dramatic ending shows ways in which local people can get involved in LWL and help keep the fairytale alive.
Those with the most votes and highest ratings in a public vote were shortlisted and went before a judging panel.
There were three categories with LWL winning the ‘Larger Organisations’ category.
LWL would like to thank everyone who voted online for our video and are delighted with this latest success.
This is the second national award LWL have won in November, having been announced winners of the “Community Response to Unemployment” category in the Pride of Place Awards ceremony earlier this month.
The LWL video can be viewed at www.bettertogether.ie
For further information contact:
Eilish Corcoran/Tara Farrell, LWL
Tel: 043 33 41511.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
Better Together Awards:
The Better Together! campaign was launched on 13 October, and was directed by The Wheel (www.wheel.ie), assisted by various partners in the community and voluntary sector
Between 13 October and 15 November, 210 videos were submitted, 55,580 visits were recorded and 384,888 pages were viewed on www.bettertogether.ie. Over 29,000 votes were counted.
Videos have been shortlisted according to numbers of stars and numbers of votes and organised into categories according to organisation.
The three categories were:
An additional award was given to Ireland’s Charity Hero
The campaign was brought to the public by EBS and supported by Intel, Today FM and The Irish Examiner.