Top ‘Guy’ Lee deservedly scoops employee of the year award
Children In Crossfire founder Richard Moore was the guest speaker at another hugely successful Limavady Borough Council Leisure Services Staff Awards Ceremony on Saturday night.
The man described as a “best friend” by the Dalai Lama spoke about the ability to overcome barriers, deal with adversity and meet future challenges.
He was shot and blinded by a rubber bullet in 1972 at the age of 10 on his way home from school.
He is famous for meeting and befriending the soldier who shot him, in 2006.
The central theme of the 2013 awards ceremony was ‘a clear vision’... working towards RPA in 2015.
Leisure Services Manager Barry Toorish welcomed more than 50 guests and staff to the Roe Valley Leisure Centre hosted event.
He said: “It doesn’t seem like four years ago when we had our inaugural recognition event... where does time go?”
“Of course tonight is an opportunity to celebrate all that is good about Leisure Services and recognise the achievements, hard work and dedication of the staff within this department.
“We are celebrating how we go about achieving our goals and objectives...pushing the organisational values of integrity, transparency and leadership.
“Despite our success, leisure in Limavady has much more to do and achieve.
If we are standing still, then we are going backwards.
“Delivering our vision and mission, is not about words in a document but about shaping the future... making it happen and promoting a culture which supports new ideas and new ways of thinking.
“Rightfully so, this places a huge onus on the management team and myself within this department to lead with vision, inspiration and integrity in order to achieve balanced results.
“As Martin Luther King once said, ‘If you can’t fly then run; if you can’t run then walk; if you can’t walk than crawl. But whatever you do you have to keep moving forward’.”
Awards were presented in a range of categories.
Best Contribution to Customer Care went to Christine McIntosh.
The Sports Development team took home the Best Performing Team award for the second year in a row and Lorraine Nelson won the Outstanding Contribution To Staff Training award.
The popular Risk Assessment Team took the Special merit award and Employee of the Year went to Lee Guy for his outstanding contribution to the department over the past 12 months.
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