An even happier new year!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

An even happier new year! thumbnailMargaret McCullagh who recently received a BEM in the Queen’s New Years Honours list.

SIX locals had extra cause for celebration as they ushered in 2017 at the weekend after their achievements were recognised in the New Year Honour's list. A total of four British Empire Medals (BEM) and two Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) will return to the Causeway Coast later in the year.
The BEMs will all be presented at Buckingham Palace to those big-hearted volunteers who have devoted most of their adult life to charitable work in the borough.
Between them they have helped transform thousands of people's lives and raised in excess of £100,000 for worthy causes.
With more than 60 years under her belt with the Royal British Legion, Margaret McCullagh is perhaps one of the best-known community workers from the Triangle area. She has also been loyal to the Mother's Union, Women's Institute, the Northern Ireland Hospice and Action Medical Research for Children.
Also recognised for her work in the community is fellow pensioner Jean Doak who celebrates her 80th birthday this month, saying the award was the "icing on the cake". She follows in the footsteps of husband Beattie who received an MBE for services to the police in the 2007 Queen's birthday honours.


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