TG Eakin Ltd was pleased to sponsor the local ‘Ards Women of Achievement’ Awards once again this year. Held on International Women’s Day, the Awards recognise the successes, progress and attainments of local women.
TG Eakin Ltd was pleased to sponsor the local ‘Ards Women of Achievement’ Awards once again this year. Held on International Women’s Day (8th March 2012), the Awards recognise the successes, progress and attainments of local women.
TG Eakin Ltd was sponsoring the ‘Woman in the Community’ category and this award went to a long-serving member and the current Secretary of Cloughey and District Community Association, Margaret Adair. She is credited with almost single handedly securing the funding required to stage events from sandcastle competitions to annual Halloween and Christmas celebrations and is also an active campaigner, championing everything from a drive to reduce speed limits at local schools to lobbying to have more bins at the local beach.
Commenting on the awards, member of the judging panel, Councillor Deborah Girvan, said: “I was completely bowled over by the quality and high standard of the applicants who were entered for the Women of Achievement Awards and consider it an honour to have been in the company of some truly inspiring local women. Too often our unsung heroines never get the recognition they deserve for quietly working away in the background and making such a difference to the lives of others. My congratulations go to all our winners and thanks go to our sponsors – the Eakin Group, Mash Direct, Pritchitts and Warden Bros – for their support of the awards scheme once again”.
Pictured above: Mrs Margaret Adair receiving her award from local entertainer, May McFetteridge and Mayor of Ards, Councillor Mervyn Oswald.