National road safety award for Tremadog volunteer

Date: 06/08/2019
Ysgol Y Gorlan 1

Eirian Farrell from Tremadog who assists Gwynedd Council's Road Safety team has won a national “Road Safety Wales” award for her contribution over the years.


She began volunteering with Gwynedd Council's Road Safety team to hold ‘Kerbcraft’ sessions at Ysgol Y Gorlan, Tremadog in 2010 when her son was a pupil in year 1.


Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment matters said: “It's great to see recognition for Eirian's valuable contribution to the Road Safety service. Many congratulations to Eirian on her and thanks to her for the years of service.”


Shirley Williams, an officer at the Road Safety Unit, noted: “We appreciate the fact that it is usual for parents to volunteer while their child is taking part in the training, but Eirian has continued to volunteer to this for the benefit of other children in the school. Eirian's selfless efforts are a great help to the road safety work at the school.


“She is always punctual and reliable and arrives with a big smile to greet the children. She is very popular with all the children and is highly respected by the staff of the school and all the staff of the Unit. Eirian always goes the extra mile; she is committed and goes beyond all parental duty calls and has contributed so much to this road safety initiative.”


Eleri Morgan Davies, Head of Ysgol y Gorlan added: “Anti Eirian has been a keen supporter of children's welfare and safety for many years. She volunteered weekly with the Carys Ofalus road saftey training, Road Safety and took her responsibility seriously. She’s always here to help.


“There is no doubt that her support for the school has taught tens of children to cross roads safely. We are very grateful to her.”


PHOTOGRPAH: Eirian Farrell from Tremadog with her “Road Safety Wales” award