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New Year Honour for NI 'Sailability' Stalwart

14th February 2014
New Year Honour for NI 'Sailability' Stalwart

#BelfastLough - A former vice chair of Belfast Lough Sailability made Britain's New Year Honours list for her services to sailing for people with disabilities.

As the Carrick Times reports, Geraldine Duggan will receive a British Empire Medal for her work with the Northern Ireland sailing charity, which relies on the generosity of the public to provide its services - which include getting more than 40,000 people with disabilities out on the water in 2013 alone.

Three years ago that generosity resulted in a £50,000 windfall from the Big Lottery Fund's People's Millions award, which funded the purchase of a Sea Rover boat that allows direct access for wheelchair users.

The Carrick Times has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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