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Special award for suicide prevention group 18.11.13

AN Inishowen initiative set up to strengthen community spirit and boost mental health has received special recognition at the All-Ireland Pride of Place Awards 2013.
Feel Good Fortnight organised by suicide prevention group Insight Inishowen was honoured at the ceremony in Derry on Saturday evening.
Judges presented the dynamic group with a special award recognising Feel Good Fortnight as a uniquely positive project that has the potential to be replicated in different communities around the country.
Pictured, from left, celebrating Insight Inishowen's Pride of Place Award are: James Wood, Andrew Garvey-Williams, Breda Friel, Rachel Duffy, Denise Gallanagh Wood, Ruth Garvey-Williams, Emma Porter, Fergus Brennan, Leanne Mc Brearty, Lukas Barber.
The brainchild of Insight Inishowen vice chair, Denise Gallanagh Wood, the event has brought “two weeks of sunshine whatever the weather” for the last two years.
It brings together individuals, community groups, local businesses, artists, schools and public sector workers in a shared show of positivity from handing out free cupcakes, to decorating trees and public spaces with colourful, positive messages.
Denise said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this award. Feel Good Fortnight was fabulous and that was because the whole community got on board. This award is for all of us, for the committee and for the dozens of volunteers and supporters who helped to make (it) possible.
“This shows what is possible when people come together to build happier and healthier communities.”
Insight Inishowen will celebrate this special achievement on Monday, December 9 in The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana. All are welcome to the event which will feature the premiere of the 2013 Feel Good Fortnight documentary film.
For more information please contact insightinishowen@gmail.com , write to Insight Inishowen, c/o The Exchange, Castle Avenue, Buncrana or find the group on Facebook!
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