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Lord Mayor Launches Belfast Healthy City Awards 2015

The Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Arder Carson, alongside Belfast Healthy Cities Chair Nigel McMahon and CEO Joan Devlin have launched this year’s World Health Organization Belfast Healthy City Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by organizations from all sectors towards improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Belfast and they are now established as an annual event, with a presentation at a high profile event each November.

Encouraging organisations from all sectors, including statutory, voluntary, academic, community and private sectors to become involved in the awards the Lord Mayor said:

‘There are many organisations, large and small, across the city who work hard to make life healthier and fairer for our communities. It is very important that this work is valued and recognised and these awards are an important way to do that.
The awards highlight that better health and wellbeing can make real improvements for people and for the city as a whole. I would encourage any organisation, whether it is a large public body or a small community initiative, to consider making an application.’  Read full press release

There are four award categories, Promoting Health Equity; Healthy Places; Healthy Living and a new category for this year, Engaging for Change.  This category is particularly aimed at projects that work directly with people to empower them to improve their own health and wellbeing.

The awards are open untii Wednesday 21 October.

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