THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF COUNTY DOWN

HRH the Queen's Representative in County Down


MAUREEN LIGHTBODY WAS PRESENTED WITH THE POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD BY THE PRIME MINISTER @ HILLSBOROUGH ON 13TH AUGUST 2020


During the Second World War, Maureen served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service and as an 18 year-old was a signaller for American ships dispatched from Belfast Lough to Normandy. Moved by the example of Captain Sir Tom Moore to make her own contribution to the battle with the Corona Virus, she has walked 95 miles on her 95th Birthday raising over £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity that she supported in memory of her late husband, George, who died from cancer in 1987. Maureen was personally congratulated by the prime minister, Boris Johnston @ Hillsborough Castle on 13th June 2020. The Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis said "Maureen's 95 mile walk on her 95th birthday, which raised an incredible £20K for Macmillan Cancer Support, is an inspiration to us all. I am certain that her late husband George would have been incredibly proud of what she has achieved in his memory."

 

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