Better Together Awards: Watch the Winning Videos

The winners of the Better Together Awards were announced in Dublin on Thursday, 25 November. The awards ceremony, hosted by RTÉ presenter Mary Kennedy, marked the culmination of The Wheel’s Better Together! campaign.

Over 200 charities, clubs and community groups from across Ireland produced and submitted videos to the campaign website, www.bettertogether.ie, where members of the public can locate, and engage with organisations, clubs and groups in their area. 

Three winners were announced in the Better Together! Video Competition (click on the links below to watch the winning videos):

Each of the winners were awarded a €3,000 cash prize.

Commenting on the quality of the videos, Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive of The Wheel said: “These videos capture the energy, vibrancy and diversity of Ireland’s community and voluntary sector. They entertain, move and - above all - inspire.”

Ireland’s Charity Hero 2010

In a separate competition, the public nominated individuals who have gone to extraordinary lengths to support a good cause. Over 40 nominations were received through Facebook.

Mercy Fleming, a volunteer with Outreach Moldova (ORM), was chosen as Ireland’s Charity Hero of 2010. For the past 10 years, Mercy has lived up to her name by providing care, love and inspiration for not only the 600 children that ORM care for, but to over 1500 volunteers that have traveled to Moldova to provide their time, skills and attention to help children in need.

She walked off with a €1,000 cash prize for ORM.

Click here to view more photos from the awards ceremony.

Click here to see all the shortlisted entries, or here to watch more videos.