THE inaugural Spirit of Moyle Awards were held this time last year and it is now the time to open the nominations up for the 2013 Awards.
The annual community based award are to help recognise those people in the Moyle area who “went that extra mile”. Last year the Club received a number of nominations in all categories and whittled down to three winners.
Scott Horner won “Young Carer”, James McVicker won “Young Volunteer” and Martin McGuile won “Community Champion”. Jim Boylan from the Rotary Club commented on the previous year’s Awards: “Overall, the standard of the nominee was incredible.
“After much deliberation the panel felt three very worthy winners stood out and we were over the moon to find out that they were happy to accept their awards and receive a little recognition for the fantastic work they do.
“The club hope to repeat a similar success this year. What is crucial is that people get nominated in the first place. Members rely on a wide range of local organisations as well as individuals to put these people forward so we can be made aware of the work they are doing.”
This year all winners plus a guest will be invited to a gala event in June to be presented with their awards - a glass trophy each to mark their achievement.
The Spirit of Moyle Awards 2013 is being sponsored by Solar Power NI, located at Homecare in the Diamond in Ballycastle.
Justin McHenry from Solar Power NI is more than happy to be involved, “The Moyle area is a place where community and its spirit is a vital part of what makes it so special.
“Although we do a lot of work both locally and further afield, we are very much based here and are delighted to be able to do something to help recognise the spirit that exists in the locality.”
Nominations are now open and you have up until Friday 31st May to get your nominations in.