Below is the confirmed list of finalists for the Derry Journal People of the Year Awards 2022, sponsored by BetMcLean.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 1 September at the Everglades Hotel in Derry.
The awards were started by local businessman, the late Martin McCrossan, to recognize the often unsung heroes of our Northwestern communities, and we are proud to carry on the tradition in his memory.
Thank you to all of the sponsors and nominators and the wider community who help us make the awards possible.
Good luck to all the finalists and if your name is here then you have already made an incredibly positive impact in our community and your industry.
Jenni Doherty, Little Acorns Bookstore
Joanne Nash, the sober trainer
John Harkin, Alchemy Technology Services
Michael Mc Daid, Pro Recovery
Natasha Simpson, Adoire and Eden
Caregiver of the Year (sponsored by Apex)
Charity Person of the Year
Geraldine Mullan – Mullan HOPE Center (Hub Of Positive Energy)
Jennifer Taylor, Bright Light Contest
Michael Lynch, Men’s Action Network
Natasha Wilde and Michael McCullagh
Community Champion Award – Group
River Radio Youth Community Radio Station
The Fashion & Textile Design Center
Community Champion Award – Individual (Sponsored by Apex)
Amie Gallagher, Focus Project Derry
Geraldine Mullan, Mullan HOPE Center
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Inspirational Educator Award (Sponsored by Ulster University)
Gary Hetherington, Strabane Academy
Michael O Callaghan, St Patrick’s College, Dungiven
Ms Lynn Kelly, St Mary’s College
Inspirational Young Person (sponsored by Derry City Airport)
Outstanding Bravery Award
Sportsman of the Year (sponsored by Bet McLean)
Steelstown Brian Ogs Senior Men
Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Alchemy)