posted on February 26th, 2018

Live Here Love Here Awards


Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful hosted the second Live Here Love Here Community Awards in Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office recently. The event was sponsored by ISL Waste Management Ltd and compered by Lesser Spotted Ulster star Joe Mahon. The evening was filled with inspirational tales from volunteers who have and continue to instil pride in the local communities through practical environmental action.

The fourteen award winners, aged 5 to 77, showed that caring for your local environment and working to make a change is a passion that spans all generations. From regular litter picks to the creation of shared community spaces these unsung heroes dedicate their time and efforts into making where we live cleaner, greener, safer and more sustainable.

The bespoke award pieces, handmade out of recycled materials, were created using unplugged methods by David Keys Sustainable Woodcraft.

Dr Ian Humphreys, CEO of Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful commented that, “we are all remembered for our actions and everyone involved in Live Here Love Here, whether volunteer or funding partner, is changing people’s lives for the better and leaving a lasting legacy. With 170 nominations for the awards it is obvious that there is a growing movement of people who act because they care.”

Sponsor ISL Waste Management Ltd, commented that, ‘We can’t take the attitude that it’s someone else’s problem. Supporting the Live Here Love Here Community Awards is an essential message to the whole business community that if we all play our part in creating a clean environment we will make Northern Ireland a place where people want to live and work.”

Guests were entertained by music from talented Claire Louise Turner and Eastside Partnership Community Choir. Award winning journalist, Joyce Ferder Rankin was the guest speaker for the night, and spoke about what is happening to our changing environment and what one person can do to help save the world. Prizes were donated by Belfast Cookery School, Jungle NI, Ulster Rugby, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Chalets and The Odyssey Trust Company.

If you would like to find out more or get involved with Live Here Love Here please visit our website; www.liveherelovehere.org or contact enquiries@liveherelovehere.org.

 

 

The award winners are as follows:

 

Antrim and Newtownabbey Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: Tidy Randalstown

Ards and North Down Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: Beach Cleaners – Ards and North Down

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Litter Heroes Award;

Winner: Peter McKernan

 

Belfast City Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: St. Mary’s CBGS Eco Club

 

Derry City and Strabane Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: John Lennon

Fermanagh and Omagh Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: Camowen Community Anglers

 

Mid and East Antrim Litter Heroes Award;

Winner: Nicholas Davis

Mid Ulster Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: Brénainn Brunton

 

Newry, Mourne and Down Litter Heroes Award; 

Winner: Charlie and the Hamilton-Cooper Family

Adopt A Spot Award presented by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful;

Winner: AES Kilroot Green Team

Good Neighbour Award presented by Choice Housing;

Winner: Springhill Live Here Love Here Garden Group

Community Together Award presented by Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

Winner: Magheralin Community Association

BIG Transformation Award presented by McDonald’s;

Winner: Millisle Youth Forum

 

Spirit of Live Here Love Here Award presented by DAERA;

Winner: Screen Eco-Schools