MACE teams up with Johnny Sexton for Unsung Heroes

MACE teams up with Johnny Sexton for Unsung Heroes

MACE has announced that it has teamed up with Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton to offer people all around the country the opportunity to share in a prize-fund of €10,000 in a community initiative in which the public nominate their Unsung Hero.

The retail group is asking the people of Ireland to nominate that special someone ‘who goes the extra mile to make a difference’, so they get the recognition they deserve.

“This is a great way for communities to recognise that special person who always puts others ahead of themselves and I’m really looking forward to seeing the wide range of thoughtful and generous acts by people in communities all around the country,” Sexton said.

The individual Award Categories are:

  • Charity Award
  • Child & Youth Award
  • Environment Award
  • Sports, Health & Well-being Award
  • MACE Store Team Award

The special overall MACE Community Award will single out someone from around Ireland who really goes ‘over and above’ to give something back to their community.

Each category winner will receive €1,000 while the overall special MACE Community Unsung Hero will receive an overall prize of €5,000.

Peter Dwan, sales director, MACE added, “In communities all around Ireland, there is that one person who stands out above all others for consistently going out of their way to help, and this is your opportunity to acknowledge their kindness.”

This is the second time MACE have run this initiative.

Last year, Limerick native Leona O’Callaghan was selected as the overall outstanding hero for her tireless work in raising awareness of violence against women.

The retailer noted that O’Callaghan was an ‘outstanding’ recipient of the special overall MACE Community Award.