I went up to Portadown on Monday night for a meeting with the Sands Northern Ireland Steering Committee. I have become a committee member and I am very happy about it.
We talked a lot about the coming year and what plans we had. The support in Fermanagh, and anywhere in the west, is very minimal and I want to improve this. I have a lot planned and have started to organise events. Mind you, this would be made a lot easier if organisations replied back to emails...but I will persevere with this.
My plans for Fermanagh are: a walk and balloon release, a Christmas carol service, and to create a memorial or garden. What else could I do to support families and to highlight the Sands charity? I would also like to connect with the Republic and build bridges with the neighbouring counties around me.
I left the meeting feeling very uplifted and very motivated. Excellent.