Council’s Move More Co-Ordinator Catherine King announced as finalist in upcoming Macmillan Professional Excellence Awards
Wed, September 27, 2023
Council’s Macmillan Move More Co-ordinator, Catherine King has been nominated in Macmillan’s prestigious Professional Excellence Awards.
The annual awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution Macmillan professionals make to cancer services, and Catherine has been shortlisted alongside eight other finalists who have been recognised in the category of Innovation Excellence.
This category highlights the work of individuals and teams who have introduced a new approach to services or project development and delivery.
Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan welcomed the news, saying: “Congratulations to Catherine for being shortlisted in the Innovation Excellence category of Macmillan’s Professional Excellence Awards.
“In my role as Mayor I am very much aware of the difference Catherine makes within the Borough and have witnessed how she helps people living with cancer in real terms.
“I am pleased she has received this well-deserved recognition of the work she does, and I wish her all the best with the awards ceremony later this year.”
The Move More project was first introduced in Causeway Coast and Glens in June 2019 and Catherine has been in post since the same year. During this time, she has focussed on evolving the support she provides so that everyone can avail of services no matter what stage they are at in their cancer journey.
Catherine was up against strong competition in the category for Innovation Excellence, but the judges were impressed with how she had developed a gardening support programme in the Borough, providing emotional and social support to participants living with cancer and their families.
Catherine, who is very honoured to be shortlisted said: “Firstly, I am incredibly proud to be a Macmillan professional and very privileged to be able to support people living with cancer in the Borough.
“I am delighted to be nominated and selected as a finalist in the category Innovation Excellence, and I wish my fellow finalists the best of luck. I know we will all continue to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer with heart, strength, and ambition.”
The awards ceremony will take place later this year. To get involved with Move More in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area, contact Move More Coordinator Catherine King at email@example.com or call 0759 7399 765.