Charity to host free, virtual event celebrating Fermanagh and Omagh’s environmental heroes 

19th March 2021

Live Here Love Here

Show your support for local volunteers by attending the virtual event on March 25th

Taking place March 25th at 7:00pm, the Tales of the Times Celebration Event showcases a selection of Live Here Love Here supporters from across the country including Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Each of these volunteers – both individuals and groups – have been crucial to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic by instilling civic pride and tackling environmental issues such as litter, biodiversity loss and climate action.

The selected volunteers will be shared for the first time at the live event so residents of Fermanagh and Omagh are encouraged to join online and show their support to those who contribute to making Northern Ireland a healthier, greener, safer and more sustainable place to live.

Live Here Love Here’s Helen Tomb commented: “Live Here Love Here supporters have stepped up to the mark and faced the challenges of Covid-19 to support and protect their local communities. Their energy and enthusiasm to reclaim their local spaces has been incredible and inspiring.

“Our Tales of the Times Celebration Event will allow us to give these local heroes due recognition for their unwavering contribution to their communities in these unprecedented times.”

Environment Minister, Edwin Poots said: “I want to thank everyone across Northern Ireland who has volunteered their time to make a real difference to their communities during what has been a challenging year.

“I want everyone to know that their work is hugely appreciated, and it’s hoped that their efforts will inspire others to do the same.

“I would encourage everyone to attend this virtual event to show appreciation and thanks to all those who have given their time towards addressing important environmental issues within their communities that affect us all.”

Councillor Diana Armstrong, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council added:

“Here in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, the community has a strong sense of civic pride and participation in initiatives which contribute to an improvement in their environment and ensuring that our district is a welcoming place to live, work and visit. I would like to congratulate Cavanaleck Community Association on being selected to tell their tale at this celebration event. I am really looking forward to the event and I am proud that the work of our dedicated litter pickers and other environmental heroes is being honoured on the big screen at this event.

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, as one of the partner organisations, has invested in the ethos of Live Here Love Here and works very closely with them on an ongoing basis. It is extremely encouraging to see how many of our residents have engaged with Live Here Love Here programmes, especially during the last 12 months which has been extremely challenging for everybody.

“I am passionate about our environment and the work and commitment of groups like Cavanaleck Community Association, working in partnership with the Council, has played a significant role in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s objective to improve environmental quality across the district.”

To tune into the celebration event, simply visit www.liveherelovehere.org from 6:45pm on March 25th.