Awards Presentation was on Tuesday 07/03/2023
Highly Commended | Good Relations Community Champion Award
Mary Lafferty, based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, has made an outstanding contribution to building good relations in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area. She is an exemplary good relations community champion who leads by example. She has been to the forefront of cultural diversity work primarily with the Syrian community, and now with the Ukrainian refugees. She provides practical support, education, signposting, mentoring, and leadership. She worked with the new communities, and the local community to foster respect and understanding. She has knowledge, compassion and empathy for each person she meets, going above and beyond to make life better for all. She truly deserves this award.