Honda - Powering Local Dreams . . . one Galway based organisations / clubs / groups can win €5,000

Honda - Powering Local Dreams


Honda Community Spirit Competition launched at Motorpark Honda Galway,

Aims to raise profile of local community groups with overall winner receiving a €5,000 cash prize


Details were announced this week (Wednesday 6th of July) in Motorpark Honda Galway of the new Honda - Powering Local Dreams initiative, a competition designed to support the local community by telling their stories and granting a €5,000 cash prize to the winning club, group or organisation. Every community group, of any size based in Galway is welcome to enter. All entries will be reviewed with 3 finalists shortlisted by a judging panel and then the overall winner will be chosen by a public online vote. It is free to enter, and the closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th of July. The winner will be announced on Friday 2nd of September. The launch was attended by Alison Canavan, Honda brand ambassador, international model, best selling author and health and wellness coach, and the management of Motorpark Honda Galway and Honda Ireland. For more information or to enter visit* : # HondaDreams

This year Honda celebrates 30 years in Ireland, and the Honda - Powering Local Dreams Community Spirit Competition at Motorpark Honda Galway is aimed both at raising awareness of the hard work and contribution made by local groups in Galway, and ultimately adding some power to the winning group’s future development with a €5,000 cash prize. Every group, club and organisation based in Galway who celebrates, includes, values, nurtures, shares and enhances their community is welcome to get involved. Simply complete the online application form, detailing the role and contribution of your group, and how you would use the prize money. Then submit your entry online, or by post, before Friday 29th of July 2016. Honda’s 3 judges will then shortlist 3 finalists who each will each be profiled online with the opportunity to tell their unique story. Over two weeks from 19th of August to 2nd of September, the public will ultimately decide who the overall winner is by voting for their favourite finalist online. The group with the most public votes wins €5,000.



Declan Kenny, Honda Brand Manager, Motorpark Group Galway

“We are delighted to be the first stop in this innovative and very exciting community support initiative powered by Honda. Galway is a vibrant community that works together and there are so many stories to be told and hardworking groups, organisations and clubs that deserve recognition and support. Application forms are available online from today, so spread the word and let’s celebrate the Galway community.”


John Saunders, Sales and Marketing Director, Universal Honda Ireland

“Honda is operating in Ireland for over 30 years and through our network of locally owned and run dealerships we are right in the heart of the community. We see Powering Local Dreams as an opportunity for us to give back, so I would like to invite every group and organization from all over Galway to take part and formerly wish them all good luck."

Universal Honda ltd. has been supplying cars through a network of local dealers in Ireland since 1985. We pride ourselves on delivering class, leading reliability, fuel economy, driving pleasure and customer satisfaction for which Honda cars have become renowned.

Motorpark Group employs almost 100 people in their state-of-the-art locations.  The Company has been operating in Galway for over 100 years and are proud ambassadors for the Honda brand. Today, as Galway’s main Honda sales, service, warranty and parts dealer and through continued investment in staff, training and the most technologically advanced equipment, Motorpark offer an exceptional service to the motoring public throughout the West and Midlands.


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Issued by Orla Diffily, MPRII,  PR & Event Management Consultant

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Images from the launch by photographer Andrew Downes.

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