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Nominations call for Woman of the Year award

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Campbell launching the Women of the Year Awards 2013 at the Derry City Council Offices on Friday. Included are Joanna Boyd, Women's Officer, Derry City Council, and Mildred Garfield, Woman of the Year 2012. INLS0313-102KM

The Mayor, Councillor Kevin Campbell launching the Women of the Year Awards 2013 at the Derry City Council Offices on Friday. Included are Joanna Boyd, Women's Officer, Derry City Council, and Mildred Garfield, Woman of the Year 2012. INLS0313-102KM

Do you know someone who is deserving of a Woman of the Year award, someone who has made a huge contribution to the lives of others and their community and who deserves recognition?

Derry City Council is calling for nominations for this year’s Women of the Year awards, which take place on Friday, March 8.

Organised by Council’s Women’s Development section, the event has grown from strength to strength since its inception, celebrating women from the Derry City Council area and the important role they play in helping local communities.

Encouraging entries, Joanna Boyd, Women Officer with the Council, said: “I hope that members of the public will avail of this unique opportunity to nominate people in their communities who they feel has made an invaluable contribution to the city.

“The Council feels it’s important to recognise women who make such a wonderful contribution to our local community.

Nomination forms are available from Joanna at DCC by telephoning 028 7137 5151 Extention 6923, or are downloadable from www.derrycity.gov.uk/woman.

The closing date is 12pm, Friday, February 1, and entries must be sent to the Women’s Officer, Derry City Council, Development Department, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN.

Nominations should be inside sealed envelopes labeled ‘Women of the Year Award 2013’.

Tickets are £15, including dinner and entertainment, and are available from Joanna.

This year’s categories are: Women’s Community Development,Community Relations, Contribution to Health, Enterprise, Tourism, Community Safety, Arts; Contribution to Formal/Informal Education, Older People, Youth, Childcare; Contribution to Caring; Young Women’s Award (must be aged 18 to 25 years old) and Women living with a Disability.

The Overall Winner will receive the title of Woman of the Year 2013.

An individual may only enter one main category, but may also be nominated for Overall Winner.

 

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