Top awards for local charity campaigners

Thursday, 22 June 2017

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A WELL known local charity campaigner and pub host took home the top award at the 2017 Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards.
Willie Gregg, of the Harbour Bar in Portrush, has dedicated his time to raising money to help children orphaned in the 2004 tsunami and in his time has raised over 250,000 with his efforts.
Over 350 people, including the 10 remarkable winners and their families attended the star-studded bash at the Culloden Hotel, which was hosted by UTV's Mark Mallett and Pamela Ballantine on Friday, June 16.
The awards recognise and celebrate unsung community heroes - ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to make a real difference to life in Northern Ireland, touching the hearts of their neighbours along the way.
It was here that Willie was awarded the Overall prize for his hard work and dedication to raising funds for his charity 'Willie's Orphan Fund.'
Former fisherman Willie, felt compelled to do something to help after watching the devastating scenes left by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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