We are delighted to report that we picked up three awards in recognition for our work at the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Mayor's Community Awards and the National Learning Disability & Autism Awards 2023.
Stepping Stones NI has been recognised for it’s work across a number of disciplines with three award wins on Friday 9 March 2023 at two prestigious awards ceremonies.
We are very proud to have won the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Mayor’s Community Award for Transforming Lives. This award is in recognition of our staff and volunteers who have worked with passion, commitment and drive to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and barriers to learning and employment. Director of Marketing & Communications, Ciara Brennan comments “We are really delighted to win this award especially as we celebrate 25 years of Stepping Stones NI in the community. The award is for our staff and volunteers who always give their all and for their attitude, innovation and output during the pandemic ensuring that our beneficiaries were looked after and benefited during tough times”.
On the same night we also picked up two awards at the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards. Gerard Haughey and Grainne Connor received the Sporting Chance Award for improving the lives of people with learning disabilities through sport. Gerard and Grainne set up and coach our disability football team running weekly training and taking the team to tournaments improving participants physical activity, mental health and social skills.
Our Chief Officer, Paula Jennings, also picked up the award for Outstanding Contribution at the awards for her vision and contribution over the past 25 years creating opportunities and lasting change for people with learning disabilities.
Director of Marketing & Communications, Ciara Brennan comments “We are immensely proud of Paula, Gerard and Grainne for winning these awards in recognition of the positive impact that they have made on the lives of people with learning disabilities , their families and the wider community”.