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Jacqueline is Woman of the Year 09.03.14

THE founder of Kinship Care NI Jacqueline Williamson has been chosen as Derry City Councilís Woman of the Year 2014.
Ms Williamson is an integral member of the organisation which supports grandparents and other family members who are caring for the children of their extended families. She was honoured at a gala ceremony in the City Hotel on Friday. Derry Mayor Cllr Martin Reilly said Ms Williamson made a marked difference to the lives of others. "Jacqueline is an incredibly passionate advocate who has worked in the voluntary sector to improve the lives of both children and carers in the current system," he said.
Jacqueline Williamson.
Other winners on the night were: Niree McMorris, Contribution to Womenís Community Development; Margaret Semple, Contribution to Health; Dawn McLaughlin, Contribution to Enterprise; Georgina Kee-McCarter & Arlene McLaughlin, joint winners of Contribution to Community Relations; Joanne Scahill, Contribution to Community Safety; Karen Clift, Contribution to the Arts; Caroline Roddy, Contribution to Formal & Informal Education; Rosemary O Donnell, Contribution to Older People; Muriel Wallace, Contribution to Youth; Kiera Coyle, Contribution to Childcare; Liadhan McCourt, Contribution to Caring; and Adele Darby; Women Living with a Disability, Shanagh Henderson, Contribution for Young Women and for this first time this year Contribution to Trade Unions, sponsored by Unison was won by Ann Donnelly.
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