Local photographer is named as '˜Unsung Hero' at Supervalu awards

A Derry photographer who donates her time to families who have lost children at birth has been named as a SuperValu '˜SuperStar'

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 9:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:12 pm
Leisa Smith from Derry received the Unsung SuperStar award at a glittering awards ceremony at Titanic Hotel, which recognised over 30 inspirational individuals from across Northern Ireland. Pictured (L-R): Host Pamela Ballantine; Leisa Smith, Unsung SuperStar winner; and Brendan Gallen, Head of Marketing, Musgrave.

Leisa Smith received the Unsung SuperStar award at the ceremony in the Titanic Hotel in Belfast last week.

She received an award on the night and a £250 shopping voucher for SuperValu.

A spokesperson said: “Leisa was honoured for donating her spare time to the Lavender Suite in Altnagelvin Hospital, where she offers her photography services to families who have lost their children at birth.”

Brendan Gallen, Head of Marketing, Musgrave, said: “We would like to congratulate Leisa Smith, as well as all of our SuperValu SuperStars winners, who have both made outstanding contributions to their community.

“It was humbling to hear the stories of all 31 of our finalists and to shine a light on them in this way was an honour for everyone at SuperValu.”

For more information and a full list of winners, log onto www.supervalu.co.uk or visit www.facebook.com/SuperValuNI