There is one week left to nominate your AXA Farm Hero. The competition from Ireland’s largest general insurance company, AXA Insurance dac, looking to honour someone who goes above and beyond in their local community. The competition, with a €10,000 prize fund, is open to individuals from farming families across Ireland. Nominate a neighbour, family member or yourself online at https://www.axa.ie/farm-insurance/farm-hero-competition/
“A Farm Hero is someone who goes out of their way to help their neighbour and their community,” said Christy Doherty, Head of Farm at AXA. “The rural community in Ireland is hugely supportive of one another and we want to recognise those people and the time and energy they give to helping others. The Farm Hero might be a first aid volunteer, train the local sports team, fundraise for local causes, bring meals to older neighbours or be a support in times of crisis. We want to hear about the inspiring farmers and farm families across the country and recognise them for their time and effort.”
Mr Doherty continued: “The thing about heroes is that they inspire self-belief. They help us go further, and if you’re lucky enough to know one, you’re proud to be their friend. We hope that communities will get behind the finalists and reward their efforts with great support on the day of the final. We look forward to hearing about all the great work going on nationwide and celebrating the everyday hero.”
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