Tribute to Diabetes UK stalwart

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Tribute has been paid to a Carrickfergus woman who was “dedicated” to raising awareness of diabetes.

Mae McKinney MBE, who was one of the founding members of the Diabetes UK support group in Carrickfergus, passed away on November 21.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Mae was a very generous person who put a lot of time, effort and dedication into raising awareness and funds for Diabetes UK. We offer our deepest sympathies to Mae’s family at this time.”

A service of thanksgiving for Mrs McKinney’s life was held on November 27 in Tynan, Co Armagh.