Council launches Share Your Story publication

18th January 2021

Share Your Story

As part of plans by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to document the community response during the first phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, community groups, sporting organisations and individuals across the district submitted stories and photographs of activities which they undertook during the pandemic which made a difference to their communities.

The stories have now been collated in the form of a publication entitled Share Your Story, which is available to download or by hard copy on request.

Speaking about the publication, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said;

“Throughout the COVID-19 health pandemic, there have been many examples of community groups, sporting organisation and individuals responding to the exceptional circumstances such as checking on elderly neighbours, taking part in sponsored events to raise money for the NHS and other charities, and delivering food parcels and medication to those who are shielding to name but a few.

The community and voluntary sectors once again reacted magnificently in the face of adversity, and provided a great deal of support to those most in need, whilst also facing their own challenges around operating within restrictions, loss of income, increasing demands on services and cash flow difficulties. I am delighted that their stories have been committed to this publication as a permanent reminder of the inherent goodness of people across our district who put the needs of others first.”

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council would like to thank all groups, organisations and individuals who shared their stories as part of this project.

“Share your Story” is now available for download from the Council website by clicking on this link. Alternatively, you can obtain a hard copy by contacting the Council at GoodRelations@fermanaghomagh.com

This project is supported by the Executive Office’s Good Relations programme.

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