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Mayor applauds award-winning Pink Ladies

04 December 2019

Mayor Michaela Boyle has praised the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group after their All-Ireland 2019 Pride of Place Awards success on Saturday.

The mayor travelled with the Derry based team to Kilkenny at the weekend, and was a proud member of the audience as they collected first place in the Community Wellbeing Initiative category.

Mayor Boyle applauded the Pink Ladies for what she described as ‘well-deserved national recognition’ for all of their tireless work.

“I was honoured to join the Pink Ladies on Saturday evening as they received well-deserved national recognition for their invaluable work,” she said. “The majority of us know someone who has been either directly or indirectly affected by cancer, and the Pink Ladies provide support not just to those cancer sufferers, but also family, friends and carers as they navigate a really difficult time.

“Derry and the greater North West area continues to benefit from the many different services and advice that they provide, as well as raising awareness amongst the general public about the symptoms of various forms of cancer so that everyone is better educated.

“The Pink Ladies do all of their work without asking for any praise, so I’m absolutely delighted that they were selected as the Community Wellbeing Initiative Pride of Place winners because it’s a way of showing them appreciation and thanks for everything that they do.

“The judges perfectly summed it up when they said that words cannot adequately describe their value. I cannot thank the Pink Ladies enough for everything that they do for our community and further afield.”

For more information on the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group, visit https://www.facebook.com/pinkladiesderry/.