The search is on for Mayo’s Inspirational Woman 2018

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for Mayo’s Inspirational Woman Award for 2018.

The award will be presented at our annual Nollaig na mBan Lunch which this year they are delighted to say will be returning to Westport Country Lodge on Sunday January 6 2019. The event is a unique and wonderful opportunity for women throughout Mayo to come together to celebrate the Nollaig na mBan and to honour the inspirational women in their lives.

This year’s Award will be presented by guest speaker Maria Walsh, Entrepreneur and Former Rose of Tralee. This award was inspired by the many, many inspiring women that MRCC has witnessed down through the years, who come to the centre to face the hurts and pain that they have experienced, hurts from long ago and hurts that are more recent.

Many of the women, who use the centre, go back into their communities, families, workplaces, schools and localities and offer vigilance and support to others in so many creative and unseen ways. So MRCC are asking the people of Mayo to think about the women in their lives, the women who fill us up, who make us feel good, and who give us energy or hope. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and notice those women.

The process if you would like to nominate someone is done initially by asking the nominee you are considering for permission to nominate her. You then write in 200 words or less why you want to nominate this woman, how she has inspired you etc and you can either send this by post to: Mayo Inspirational Woman Award 2018, MRCC, Newtown, Castlebar, Mayo or by email to [email protected].

The initial nominations with the words of the nominator will be posted on the MRCC Facebook Page. Once the initial nomination has been received the centre will be in touch with you to validate the nomination. The closing date for the nominations is Friday December 14.

A shortlist will be drawn up by the Judges who are completely independent of the MRCC and whose decision is final. Each nominee will be invited to the luncheon event on Nollaig na mBan. Mayo’s Inspirational Woman Award is sponsored by Sports Clinic West. The rules for the Nominations are available on www.mrcc.ie and on request from [email protected].

Tickets for the event are available at Westport Country Lodge Hotel or from the committee on (086 ) 8183947.

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