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Awards honour personal achievements

Ann Molloy receiving The Haldene Butler Memorial Cup on behalf of her husband Stephen from Kate Smith, the Trusts President, together with Stephens Mother, Maureen and Bob Harper from Belfast Lough Sailability.  INCT 26-724-CON

Ann Molloy receiving The Haldene Butler Memorial Cup on behalf of her husband Stephen from Kate Smith, the Trusts President, together with Stephens Mother, Maureen and Bob Harper from Belfast Lough Sailability. INCT 26-724-CON

The achievements of two men from Carrickfergus have been honoured at an awards ceremony held by the William Keown Trust.

Mason Kerr and Stephen Molloy both received accolades at the Trust’s Personal Achievement Awards ceremony earlier this month.

The Trust aims to build confidence in people who, because of personal circumstances, may have to approach life from a different angle to achieve and be involved in the community.

The William Keown Trust, which is now in its 34th year, once again received a high volume of nominations for this year’s awards.

The ceremony recently took place in the Seagoe Hotel in Portadown, with 66 recipients from right across the province.

Mason (19), from Whitehead, was given the Flogas Shield, an adult achiever’s award, while Stephen received the Haldene Butler Memorial Cup.

Philip Beattie, chairman of the Trust, welcomed Councillor Colin McCusker, Mayor of Craigavon Borough Council, the recipients, their families and friends together with Kate Smith, the Trust’s President and Council dignities. He gave a special welcome to Kelly Gallagher, a gold medal winner at the Winter Paralympic Games, who received a special trophy from the Trust in recognition of her great achievement.

Concluding what was a memorable afternoon for all concerned, Olive Fulton, director and treasurer of the Trust proposed a comprehensive vote of thanks.

 
 
 

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