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Runner Up of the Woman Achieving Award - Marie Furlong

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PASSIONATE about helping young people Marie has worked tirelessly in her local community for almost 40 years. The 73-year-old from West Derby was instrumental in developing youth clubs and summer play schemes. In her local community she has fought to develop mother and toddler groups, pre-school playgroups, lunch clubs and bingo sessions for older people.

Marie continues to lobby the local authority, councillors and officers on community matters and was instrumental in securing the funding for and the building of a new community centre when the previous one was demolished.

Marie is very much an integral part of her community, and one of her proudest moments was being selected by Granada TV as a finalist in their “Local Hero “ Awards, which led to her being selected for the National Finals at the Grosvenor House in London, where she won a “ Pride of Britain “ Award.

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