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Anne McArdle is Lord Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year

Lord and Deputy Lord Mayor presents Anne McArdle with Volunteer of the Year

An Armagh City woman has scooped the Lord Mayor Award for volunteer of the year 2014.

Anne McArdle picked up the honour at a gala ceremony on June 18 for her work with Saint Vincent De Paul Society.

Community and Business award recipients at the Lord Mayor's Awards

Community and Business award recipients at the Lord Mayor’s Awards

Seventeen people were nominated for the annual accolades which aim to celebrate those who give up their own time to help others in the local community as well as a category for local businesses.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City and District, Councillor Robert Turner, said: “Choosing the winners of the various categories was one of the most difficult tasks I’ve been given during my time as Lord Mayor, as there are so many worthy people out there who give up their own time to help others without seeking any reward.

“Anne and the other winners of the various categories are examples to us all. Volunteers are extremely important to civic society supporting community activities, creating job opportunities and promoting environmental, educational, sporting and cultural projects. Armagh is a better place for having people like Anne working in the local community.”

Winners:

COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SECTION: 

Lord and Deputy Lord Mayor presents Anne McArdle with Volunteer of the Year

Lord and Deputy Lord Mayor presents Anne McArdle with Volunteer of the Year

  1. 1st Armagh Scout Group
  2. Ballygorman Schoolhouse Committee
  3. Mr Brian Canavan
  4. Hamiltonsbawn Cultural Society
  5. Mrs Kathleen Hatzer
  6. Mr Roy Huston
  7. Madden Schoolhouse Heritage Committee
  8. Ms Anne McArdle
  9. Ms Breda McAtavey
  10. Order of Malta
  11. Mr Kevin Powell
  12. Tassagh Scottish Country Dancers

CULTURE, ARTS, SPORTS & HERITAGE

  1. Mr Joseph McManus 

BUSINESS CATEGORY

  1. Miss Bronagh Curran
  2. Colm and Josie Corvan

YOUTH AWARD

  1. Ms Shannon Nic Mánais

SPECIAL AWARD

  1. Stephen Gallagher

Volunteer of the Year

Mrs Anne McArdle

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