Rebel Spirit Awards Finalists 2021/2022
Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated.
The daytime ceremony will take place in mid-March in Cork City.
Local Business – Community Spirit – Sponsor: Derek Madden and Company
Local businesses that showed Community Spirit. Businesses that looked after their staff or looked after their local community.
Cooking for the community – Pema Beshoff of Stacks Garden Catering cooked meals for her community.
Jason O’Gorman Dynamite studios
Jason O’Gorman of Dynamite Studio made his Mini Cork City illustrations available for download so you can print them out and spend the next few days colouring them in and arranging them at home.
Ciara Parsons Telus International Ireland – veg on wheels
Cork company employee donates veg grown on campus to local charity via her bike.
Organico created care packages for their staff.
Local Business – Pivoting – Sponsor: Climatech
Small Businesses that pivoted during lockdown to help the community
McWilliam Sailmakers – PPE Production – Handmade in Crosshaven
Produced gowns for healthcare workers.
Acme blinds – Pivoted to make face shields for healthcare workers
West Cork Distillers – Produced hand sanitiser
Airmedica – Produced hand sanitiser
Organico – Organico Care Packs based on care packs they made for staff
Arts and Culture
Arts and Culture organisations that did something special in 2020/2021
Art galleries, musicians, DJs that gave so much to entertain us
Will Sliney – Art Challenge –
Stevie G – Online Virtual Gigs including Halloween Disco for kids
Glucksman – Creativity At Home –
PhotoGo community photography.
PhotoGo community photography competition engaged 4000 people with photography in level 5 lockdown
J.P. Quinn – produced a book for kids. A Bee at UCC book
Fundraising: Innovative or impressive fundraising by Cork NGOs 2020/2021
O’Connor family fundraiser for Irish Community Air Ambulance
SVP and CAB Motor Company Car raffle raised €275k
Sheila Power and family fundraiser for CUH Charity
Hamilton High School Turning Points Book fundraiser
Fundraiser for O’Donoghue family after a fire
Public Service Orgs and people doing amazing things in 2020/2021
Postman Kevin Ruby for bringing a smile to people during lockdown
Cork County Council’s Covid 19 Community Support Programme
Denis O’Donovan for voluntary work in educating young people
Lecturer Dr. Angela Flynn – Retrained and went on the front line during the first lockdown.
Dr. Flynn states this nomination is for all those who redeployed as frontline healthcare workers
Voluntary Orgs doing amazing things in 2020/2021
Carrigaline Covid Response Team
Orla redesigned the Cork LGBT Walking Tour to become a covid-safe interactive walking tour with plaques placed on buildings of significance to the Cork LGTB community with QR codes linking to exhibits on the Cork LGBT Digital Archive.
Shine, based in Carrigaline, Cork. took their support and teaching online and this provided a lifeline to both parents and children during a very challenging and anxious time.
Magazine Road Residence Association Tree Planting in memory of those who died during the pandemic
Communicators – Sponsor: HOLLYWOOD LED LETTERS
People that created and shared good factual information over the past 18 months.
Eoin English – Irish Examiner
Sexual Health Centre Cork
Cork Safety alerts
Central Statistics Office
Linda Kelly – Better Maternity Care
Content Creators – Sponsor: VUDINI.AI
Those that did music, made entertaining websites, did fun videos.
Two Norries Podcast
Cork County Council Rediscover Cork County Interactive Tourism Map and Town videos
Elite Pilates producing free daily videos during lockdown
Yay Cork Welcome Back, Cork campaign
People or businesses that came up with interesting or different ideas in the past 18 months. Could be a product, a service, an initiative.
Notes to Cork – Positive messages on Cork Billboards
J.P. Quinn, sells framed pieces of the Old Bar in UCC
Be Mona has already turned over 18,000 plastic bottles into sports bras and leggings.
Cocktail business started during lockdown sells cocktail mixer ingredients online
Kevin Smith – Created and self published an award winning comic
Matt Knight – Bird feeder vending machine in Carriagline based on his son’s love of ducks
A nod beyond Cork – Sponsor: BLACKNIGHT SOLUTIONS
Recognising people and organisations beyond Cork who did amazing things that made an impact
2km from Home website has global impact
Feed the Heroes fed 200,000 meals to frontline workers
Nearform Covid app maker
Alison Spittle’s Covideo party