Call for more volunteers in Leitrim

The Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year has called on more young people to volunteer in their communities.

Hubert McHugh is hoping to launch a campaign to encourage greater connectivity in communities, with people making sure to contact and call in on their elderly neighbours.

The Drumkeerin man believes rural isolation is one of the biggest threats to people’s health in the Shannonside region and feels a greater emphasis needs to be put on spending five minutes with people to break their isolation and help them in some small way.

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He spoke on today’s Joe Finnegan Show.