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Haldane Fisher sponsor award at the 2018 Shining Light Community Awards

recently held at the Canal Court Hotel

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Monday 30 July 2018

Haldane Fisher were delighted to sponsor the Age 65+ category at the Confederation of Community Groups, Patricia Graham Shining Light Community Volunteering Awards that recently took place in The Canal Court Hotel in Newry.

This year marks the 10th Year of the Awards and Haldane Fisher were delighted to support the event and sponsor an award.

The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation of Community Groups in 2009 to highlight the life and work of the CCG’s own Patricia Graham, who gave countless hours of her time to community projects.  The Awards recognise and value the incredible work of the community and voluntary sector in the Newry Mourne area. 

CCG’s CEO Mr. Raymond Jackson paid tribute to the voluntary work carried out by the multitude of local groups throughout the past year. “Once again we are humbled by the calibre and depth of nominations for our Community Volunteering Awards” said Raymond, “this year’s nominations reflect a commitment and dedication to community life in this area that we are proud to acknowledge and celebrate.

We are particularly indebted to our panel of adjudicators who give of their time to consider the significant number of nominations we have received. On behalf of the CCG’ s voluntary board I would like to once again to emphasise that the ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards are established, not as a competition among groups but as a means to recognise and promote the incredible work of the community and voluntary sector in this area. Without such commitment civic life in this area would simply not function.”

The event was a huge success in recognising the work that Volunteers doing in their local communities.

Pictured (Right) are Gary Cranney (Haldane Fisher Director, Managing – Newry ), with the 65+ category winners - John McKnight, OPCP/ Home Secured and Seán Maguire, Newry Felons Association with Seanín Graham, daughter of Patricia Graham.