Islandmagee woman in Childminder of the year award final

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A woman from Islandmagee reached the last eight of the Childminder of the year awards in October 1995.

Gillian Gibson finished as one of the seven runners-up.

She received a certificate, £50 and a bunch of flowers, which she was very pleased about.

“I was very surprised to reach the last eight, as hundreds of people were nominated.

“Just reaching the finals was an achievement in itself and a great honour,” Gillian said.

Gillian was nominated by Lynn Martin. Gillian had been minding Lynn’s son Christian who was turning two since he was ten months old.

“I get on really well with Lynn, and my own two children get on well with Christian,” Gillian added.