Angels Pin Competition 2016

Thank You

IWA would like to thank all the Transition Year students who submitted designs to the Angels Pin Design Competition. The Association was overwhelmed with the positive response we received and in total over 100 designs were submitted from students across Ireland. The winners of the competition were announced at a National Awards Ceremony which took place in Athlone on Monday, 14th March 2016.

Congratulations to our five winners who will have their unique and creative designs reproduced, manufactured and sold by IWA as part of its national fundraising campaign Angels which takes place in November.

Overall Winner

Congratulations to the Overall Winner of the Angels Pin Design Competition, Jacob Leszkiewicz who attends Ratoath College in Jamestown Co. Meath. Jacob was presented with the ‘Overall Winner’ award by CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Kathleen McLoughlin at the Angels Pin Design Competition – National Awards Ceremony. Jacob’s design ‘Anyone Can Be a Hero’ was selected by judges as the overall winner of the competition.

Dublin Winner

Congratulations to the Dublin Regional Winner of the Angels Pin Design Competition, Rodrigo Soberon Pena who attends St. Aidan’s CBS in Whitehall. Rodrigo was presented with the ‘Dublin Regional Winner’ award at the Angels Pin Design Competition by CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Kathleen McLoughlin and National Fundraising Manager, Charlene Hurley. Rodrigo’s design ‘Rocketman’ was selected by judges as the Dublin Regional Winner of the competition.

Eastern Winner

Congratulations to the Eastern Regional Winner of the Angels Pin Design Competition, Sophie O’Grady who attends St. Mary’s College in Naas, Co. Kildare. Sophie was presented with the ‘Eastern Regional Winner’ award at the Angels Pin Design Competition by CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Kathleen McLoughlin and guest judge James Cawley. Sophie’s design ‘Horses give us the wings we lack’ was selected by judges as the Eastern Regional Winner of the competition.

Southern Winner

Congratulations to the Southern Regional Winner of the Angels Pin Design Competition, Ne Ne Lonergan who attends Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel, Co . Tipperary. Ne Ne was presented with the ‘Southern Regional Winner’ award at the Angels Pin Design Competition – National Awards Ceremony by CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Kathleen McLoughlin and IWA National Fundraising Manager, Charlene Hurley. Ne Ne’s design ‘Is féidir liom – Yes I can!’ was selected by judges as the Southern Regional Winner of the competition.

Western Winner

Congratulations to the Western Regional Winner of the Angels Pin Design Competition, Róisín Flanagan who attends Loreto College in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Róisín was presented with the ‘Western Regional Winner’ award at the Angels Pin Design Competition – National Awards Ceremony by CEO of Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Kathleen McLoughlin and guest judge Maeve Dwyer, DPD Ireland. Róisín’s design ‘Ariette the Art Angel’ was selected by judges as the western regional winner of the competition



More about IWA and Angels Campaign

Angels is Irish Wheelchair Association’s national fundraising campaign which takes place each November.

Angels has grown from strength to strength since the first campaign in 2001 and this year the Association is celebrating our 15th year of the campaign. Every November, Angels products are sold nationwide for just €2 each, enabling IWA to generate vital funds to continue to maintain the level of vital services the Association provides to people with disabilities in their own homes and communities.

The Angels Pin collection has over 70 different designs which are sold by IWA volunteers and supporters to enable IWA to continue to make a real difference to the lives of our 20,000 members. Many IWA supporters have the complete suite and look forward to adding to their collection each November.

Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank DPD and Aldi, for their support and assistance with the Angel Campaign 2016.