Mayor to thank local volunteers at event

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TWENTY-four people throughout the borough will receive an award from the Mayor for their contribution to their local community.

The unsung heroes have been nominated by their friends or colleagues and will be the guests of the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Carla Lockhart, on Thursday, November 15 at Craigavon Conference and Civic Centre.

The worthy recipients will have their awards presented by television personality, Paul Clark. The community heroes will sample some food, music by pianist Mrs Mabel Gibson and then receive a medal with a personalised scroll of honour.

“I’d such a difficult job choosing but in the end felt that these 24 are worthy of this very high public profile. I felt humbled when I read of their extensive hard work in our local community,” said Mayor Lockhart,

The 24 chosen nominees are receiving their community awards for a variety of services including youth work, work with the elderly, sporting achievements and church work. To qualify the recipients must carry out their voluntary work within the borough.