Pensioner of the Year Awards now open

PROUD MAISIE. . . . .Age Concern (Derry) Pensioner of the Year 2011, Maisie Crawford, proudly holds aloft her trophy at her Nelson Drive home. (2211JM40)
PROUD MAISIE. . . . .Age Concern (Derry) Pensioner of the Year 2011, Maisie Crawford, proudly holds aloft her trophy at her Nelson Drive home. (2211JM40)

Once again that time of the year is upon us - Older People North West and Age Concern Derry are seeking local nominations for its hugely popular ‘Pensioner of the Year Award’.

This year the Award takes on a special significance as it is twenty-five years since it was first introduced as a way of acknowledging the contribution older people make to their communities and society in general. And in every year since, the competition has attracted some of the city’s most wonderful, admirable characters!

To be nominated a person must be over the age of 60 years and living in the Derry City Council Area. Nominations can be made by organisations, groups or individuals. As usual, forms are available from Malvern House, Chapel Road (Telephone: 71 347478) and the completed form must be received on or before Friday, November 9.

The Award winner will receive the Older people North West Trophy, a state of the art telephone from main sponsors, BT. The winner will be announced and the Award presented at a Gala Evening in Malvern house on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Admission to this event will be by ticket only and these can be obtained at the reception in Malvern House, Chapel Road. See this week’s ‘Sunday Journal’ for more...