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Our club is very proud that one of our members,
Karl Ó Broin was named Bray Person of the Year at the Bray Endeavour Awards 2013


Karl Ó Broin, a school teacher in St. Cronan's B.N.S., was named Bray Person of the Year 2013 for his work in leading and coordinating the charity campaign to raise funds for one of his pupils, Michael Tiron. Michael was born with Cerebral Palsy and was confined to a wheelchair from age 3. Thanks to the "Michael's Hope for Independence" campaign spearheaded by Karl and with the backing of Bray Lions Club, Michael was able to achieve his dream of walking for the first time, following successful surgery in the USA.

At the Bray Endeavour Awards ceremony, Karl paid tribute to Michael, who walked up to present the award, saying that Michael's determination and drive to walk was an inspiration to us all.

Karl was invited to join Bray Lions Club in 2004 by the then Vice-President Anne Blount, having been involved in the "Clean Sweep of Bray", a community project involving primary school children embarking on a spring clean of the town’s streets. On joining Bray Lions Club, he became the club's youngest ever member at that time.

Bray Person of the Year 2013

Both in school, and with the Lions Club, Karl has volunteered in many activities, helping local children become active members of the community. He has been involved with the Bray Lions Chernobyl Children’s Project, along with organising the annual Peace Poster Competition in local primary schools. He also established the PAWS project, which has helped many children to become active in a wide variety of community activities.

Karl is also a Melvin Jones Fellowship Recipient and currently in his third term as Honorary Secretary of Bray Lions Club.


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