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Orange Order seeks nominations for awards


Grand Master Edward Stevenson

Grand Master Edward Stevenson

Grand Master Edward Stevenson

Nominations are now open for this year's Orange Community Awards - due to be held in Lisburn later this year.

The annual ceremony showcases the extensive community work undertaken by members of the institution, as well as acknowledging the achievements of those in the marching bands fraternity.

The showpiece event will take place at the city's Island Arts Centre on Friday, March 31.

As is tradition, senior Orangeman Edward Stevenson will also personally confer the special Grand Master's Award. Last year's recipient was current Ballymena United manager, and member, David Jeffrey, who was recognised for his exemplary service to local football.

Recent winners have included Ballymena entrepreneur William Wright, Olympic rower Alan Campbell and BBC journalist Walter Love.

Application forms for the various categories are currently available for download via the Grand Lodge website at www.grandorangelodge.co.uk

Alternatively, they can be requested by emailing communityawards2016@goli.org.uk or by telephone on 028 9070 1122.

Belfast Telegraph