first_imgWell known Donegal man Joe Boland is celebrating today after being named the Community Champion for 2012.The Lifford photographer was the unanimous choice for the inaugural award by judges.As part of his prize in being named the Calor Ireland Community Champion, Joe had donated the €7,500 prizemoney to the 19th Donegal Scout Group (Lifford/Clonleigh). Joe, a scout leader with the group said the money will make a huge difference.“It will mean so much to the group. We can get new equipment and new tents.“This award is not for me but for all the other scout leaders and scouts who have never received any recognition for their tireless work over the years,” he said.Joe, a photographer with the Derry Journal, also received a personal prize of €1,500 with he is also donating to the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, the Rainbow Animal Rehousing Centre and the Lifford Hospital Restoration Centre. “I feel great. I also just want to say a big thank you to all the people who voted for me.“It’s great to be recognised but it’s also great what we can do with this money now,” he admitted.  DONEGAL MAN JOE NAMED COMMUNITY CHAMPION 2012 was last modified: September 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CALOR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONJoe BolandLiffordSCOUT LEADERlast_img

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