The annual Derry Journal & BetMcLean,com People of the Year Awards took place at the Everglades Hotel tonight (Thursday, Sept 7).
The winners are as follows:
Business Person of the Year: Mary Pat O’Kane, MPA Recruitment, Sponsored by Calor Direct.
Contribution to Arts & Culture: Irena Noonan, Greater Shantallow Community Arts.
Charity Worker of the Year: Donna Marie Logue, La Dolce Vita Project.
Community Development Person of the Year: Glen Development Initiative, Sponsored by Apex Housing Association.
Volunteer of the Year: Deborah McGlinchey, Legenderry Cancer Research UK.
Inspirational Young Talent: Maeve Stillman, St Mary’s College, Sponsored by City of Derry Airport.
Carer of the Year: Ann Doherty, Sponsored by Kelly Fuels Homefire Depot.
Sports Volunteer of the Year: Christopher McGeehan. Sponsored by BetMcLean.com.
Sports Person of the Year: James Gallagher, The Strabanimal; Sponsored by BetMcLean.com.
Inspirational Educator of the Year: Colin Louden, Lisneal College, Sponsored by MPA Recruitment.
Martin McCrossan Tourism & Hospitality Champion of the Year: Ian Orr, Chef at Browns Bonds Hill Group.
Outstanding Bravery: Jim Bradley & Craig Wilson, NIAS.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin McGuinness, Sponsored by Derry City & Strabane District Council.