Monday February 5th 2018

We at Michaela Foundation are delighted to bring you our new initiative…the Wings Awards!

Celebrating those determined to fly.

“Awarding young people who are motivators within their local community.”


  • Has went above and beyond for their local sports/music/drama group
  • Sacrifices their time to help with youth/church/elderly
  • Works tirelessly to fundraise
  • Is a young carer
  • Inspires others to get involved within their community
  • Shines in a particular area
  • Has overcome adversity

The Wings Awards are open to young people in Ireland, aged from 11-24, We hear so many ‘bad news’ stories about a small percentage of our youth and we would like to turn this around and celebrate our young people who are motivators within their local community.

This year there will be 9 awards on offer;

  • 3 for aged 11-13
  • 3 for aged 14-16
  • 3 for aged 17-24

Each Wings Award recipient will receive a £250 bursary to spend on themselves and/or their community. A ‘Wings Award Winner’ can be male or female and they do not need to have any previous experience with Michaela Foundation.

Michaela Foundation Director, John McAreavey states,

“The Wings concept is something I created in order to support young people who were either determined to, or already had achieved great things in whatever passion they have in life. Our whole ethos is ‘Life Without Limits’ so we wanted to recognise  and award people who are going out and actively living that ethos through using their God given skills and talents to the best of their ability. We are encouraging young people to use their wings and fly, get out there and show the world what they’ve got! By using our promotion and platforms, we can share their stories and positively inspire more and more young people”

All finalists for the Wings Awards will be invited to our Awards Night April 12th 2018, where we will celebrate all their achievements in the Great Hall, Queens University.


Nominate someone you think is deserving of this award, letting us know how they merit winning this award and include a letter of support from a school, church, club, employer or other organisation. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Download nomination form here from Michaela Foundation website
  • Print and complete nomination form
  • Scan and send to enquiries@michaelafoundation.com



Michaela Foundation ‘Wings Award’ in association with