Margaret takes the Breathe Easy chair

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Former nurse, Margaret Henry, is the new Chairperson of Breathe Easy Causeway.

And the Armoy woman has has pledged full support for the British Lung Foundation top priorities of fund-raising and promoting greater public and Health Service awareness of the need to give top priority to the needs of those people battling severe respiratory illness.

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In particular, Margaret is strongly backing the BLF Northern Ireland campaign to encourage the Assembly to take action to improve air quality. She said: “Across the UK 40,000 people die prematurely each year as a result of poor air. It is most important that action is taken, and taken quickly.”

Robbie Doherty conducted the election of officers at the annual general meeting. The new Vice-Chairperson is former teacher, Dorothy Brown, of Ballycastle. Office-bearers re-elected were Treasurer, Sam Kelly; Secretary, Annette O’Kane; Press Officer, Robert Burnett; and Photographer, Frank Dellett.

Afterwards members listened to an emotive personal explanation of the design and production of the Cross-Community Peace Quilt by members of WAVE (Women Against Violence Empowered) by ex nurse, Eithne Fleming, now living in Ballymoney.