Midlands Youth Worker Recognised At RSA Leading Light Awards

She was one of 13 people to receive an award for her commitment and dedication to road safety.

A midlands Youth Worker has been recognised in the RSA's Leading Light Awards, which focuses on people's commitment and dedication to road safety.

Edweena Farrell, from Youth Work Ireland Midlands and Westmeath Comhairle na nÓg, received the Secondary Education award after hosting a large road safety event for young people in the county.

The aim of the event was to provide teenagers with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become responsible and safe road users.

Leo Lieghio, from Westmeath's Irish Road Victims Association was handed Special Recognition for devoting a significant proportion of his time to ensuring young people, before they leave school, know how to use our roads responsibly and understand the importance of road safety.

13 awards were presented in total.

Jack Chambers, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport says: 

"I want to congratulate everyone who received an award today. 

I’d also like to thank you for your passion, commitment and the incredible effort dedicated to making our roads safer for all road users."

Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the RSA presented the awards, and says:

"Every year, we at the Road Safety Authority are delighted to be given this opportunity to recognise those doing inspiring work and ensuring the road safety message is spread throughout schools, communities, organisations and beyond. 

I want to thank this year’s winners for all they have accomplished to date. 

They are great reminders that small actions can make a big difference on our roads and can save lives - no matter how old or young you are, you can make a difference. "

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