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Do you know a selfless individual who deserves to be recognised as Armagh I’s Carer of the Year?

Philip Johnston who won lat year's Armagh I Carer of the Year award

This is an opportunity for you to say a special thank you to someone who helps look after you, a family, member, a friend, or many others in our community.

The Armagh I Carer of the Year Award is for those selfless individuals who help look after others, assisting them in the day to day running of their lives, and making sure they are able to live as comfortably as possible.

This award has been kindly sponsored by Sealmax.

Shane McGleenan, of Sealmax, said: “We are so proud to put our name to an award which recognises our real heroes in the community; the individuals making a positive difference to so many lives. It is the hard work and dedication of these people which really sets them apart.

“Their efforts should always be recognised but during this pandemic it is especially important to highlight the lengths people have gone to, helping people who need it more than ever, whether it be a family member, a friend, or even a complete stranger. That is why we are delighted to sponsor Armagh I’s Carer of the Year award.”

This category is open to any person in a paid or non-paid role.

(a) show the nominee’s commitment and perseverance in helping provide much needed care

(b) what positive effect have they made to the lives of those in their care

(c) describe what makes their care special and how their dedication makes them stand out

You can nominate up until December 10 using this simple link here. Please note that only the information you submit can be considered when shortlisting, vague nominations may not be shortlisted. To give your nomination the best chance, please include as much detail as possible about their work. The shortlisting panel will not be able to consider information already in the public domain or prior knowledge of the individual.

Finalists will be announced on January 10 and public voting for those finalists opens on January 14 and closes on February 11.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on March 10.

Good luck to everyone!

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