Roe Leisure Centre staff success at annual ceremony

Endeavour Award: Kieran Coyle, Mairtean Gillen, Richard Ferris
Endeavour Award: Kieran Coyle, Mairtean Gillen, Richard Ferris

For the last time before Limavady Council gives way to the Causeway Coast and Glens Council, Leisure Services department staff celebrated at the annual awards ceremony.

Leisure Services Manager, Barry Toorish said the night was a great success.

Outstanding Contribution to Community Impact - Sport development Team Ollie Mullen, Gerard Gillen, Nicola Taylor, Mark Cummings (missing from photo), John Magee, David Reid. DERR1302SJ10

Outstanding Contribution to Community Impact - Sport development Team Ollie Mullen, Gerard Gillen, Nicola Taylor, Mark Cummings (missing from photo), John Magee, David Reid. DERR1302SJ10

“All staff seemed to enjoy the evening and the winners received fantastic applause from their colleagues. The awards were emotional amd tinged with some sadness as leisure in Limavady draws to a close, so it was only right that I paid tribute to so many staff who over my 14 years in this Council have worked so hard. The event will help employees remain positively engaged and committed as we move into a new organisation so we can continue to deliver the best service possible to our customers,” he said.

“The staff recognition Awards evening – to acknowledge the efforts, hard work, enthusiasm and achievements of staff in the department who excelled at their work over this past number of years.

“The evening was an opportunity to celebrate all that has been good about leisure services in Limavady, and was a significant step in helping all staff in the transition process from the end of one journey to the beginning of another.”

Guest speaker and Chief Executive of Kinship care, Jacqueline Williamson, addressed the audience on how she overcame adversity in life and has managed to achieve many positive results through developing resilience and attitude of mind. The 2014 Derry Woman of the Year received a rapturous applause with her very personal but inspiring story.

Best Performing Team (Cleaning & Housekeeping Team  with deputy Mayor, Jack Rankin: Cathy Farren, Sinead Mc Grotty, Sean Mc Grotty, Liz Pollock, Steven Shaw. (DERR1302SJ12)

Best Performing Team (Cleaning & Housekeeping Team with deputy Mayor, Jack Rankin: Cathy Farren, Sinead Mc Grotty, Sean Mc Grotty, Liz Pollock, Steven Shaw. (DERR1302SJ12)

The winners in the 2015 Leisure Services Department ‘Celebrating Success – Looking to the Future’ AWARDS EVENING’ received a certificate in recognition of their excellent performance.

Outstanding Contribution to Community Impact - Sport development Team Ollie Mullen, Gerard Gillen, Nicola Taylor, Mark Cummings (missing