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Top Award For Tiglin's Chairman Aubrey Mc Carthy.

Aubrey McCarthy, the voluntary chairman of the Wicklow-based non-profit organisation Tiglin, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Membership Award by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

Aubrey McCarthy, the voluntary chairman of the Wicklow-based non-profit organisation Tiglin, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Membership Award by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

Aubrey received this recognition alongside JP McManus, businessman and a philanthropist, at an event on Thursday, June 27. This accolade acknowledged Mr McCarthy’s his steadfast dedication to Tiglin's mission and his relentless efforts to enhance the lives of society's most marginalised individuals.Mr McCarthy's commitment to Tiglin has made a profound impact on the hundreds of individuals who have benefited from the organisation's care. His motivation to assist others originates from his personal experiences of growing up in a dysfunctional household plagued by poverty and family members' addiction.

Chief Executive of the RDS, Liam Kavanagh, highlighted the organisation's historical role in advancing Irish society, initially focusing on agriculture, the arts, industry and science and highlighted how today, the RDS addresses contemporary social challenges including the housing crisis, mental health, substance abuse, inequality, and immigration – issues McCarthy has dedicated himself to addressing.Established in 2008 as a drug rehabilitation centre, Tiglin has since broadened its mission to encompass evidence-based rehabilitation and societal reintegration for both men and women.The organisation now offers supported housing, educational opportunities, social enterprises, and operates Tiglin at the Lighthouse, a homeless café aimed at assisting those experiencing homelessness.

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