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Elevate is delighted to announce Clare County hurler Podge Collins as it’s very first ambassador today to champion youth wellness amongst young people in the county.

Podge, best known for his passion on the pitch has leant his support to an organisation close to his heart.

“I have witnessed first hand how a person can perceive to be happy and healthy but have severe underlying issues that they repress on a daily basis.  I intend to contribute to Elevate in any way I can to help them to achieve their goals in helping young people of Clare to live their lives as full as possible.”

Podge Collins

Speaking on behalf of the foundation, founder John Burke said: “Podge is a perfect ambassador, and not just for his sporting reputation, but because he represents so much of what Elevate is about, we hope as an organisation to encourage positive living, support for others, resilience and courage, and we believe that within all young people lies greatness, in so many forms.  Working with people like Podge we hope that our five initial elements which include mindfulness sessions, resilience workshops, SOAR workshops, and inspirational talks can encourage young people to love themselves more and feel greater resilience to the pressures they can feel around them in particular from social media.”

Photograph by Eamon Ward

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