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.
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.”
COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY SECTION:
- 1st Armagh Scout Group
- Ballygorman Schoolhouse Committee
- Mr Brian Canavan
- Hamiltonsbawn Cultural Society
- Mrs Kathleen Hatzer
- Mr Roy Huston
- Madden Schoolhouse Heritage Committee
- Ms Anne McArdle
- Ms Breda McAtavey
- Order of Malta
- Mr Kevin Powell
- Tassagh Scottish Country Dancers
CULTURE, ARTS, SPORTS & HERITAGE
- Mr Joseph McManus
- Miss Bronagh Curran
- Colm and Josie Corvan
- Ms Shannon Nic Mánais
- Stephen Gallagher
Volunteer of the Year
Mrs Anne McArdle