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Focusing on Fermanagh sees Laura shortlisted for award

By Colin O'Carroll

An amateur Northern Ireland photographer has been shortlisted in #MyHappyPlace, a national competition designed to help people across the UK feel better during the dark days of winter.

Laura Elliott (25), who currently lives in Belfast, entered a photo she took in her family garden in Co Fermanagh, called: 'Watching the sunset from my garden'.

A country girl at heart, Ms Elliott said: "I currently live in Belfast but I love nothing more than going home to Co Fermanagh to visit my family.

"Co Fermanagh has so much to offer, from its beautiful waterways to the tranquillity of its countryside."

National Accident Helpline created #MyHappyPlace to try and help cheer up the nation during the bleak days of January and February.

The competition asked people all over the UK to share a photo of a place which makes them feel happy when they're ill, injured or simply feeling down.

Beth Powell, marketing director at National Accident Helpline, said: "During the bleak, wintry days of January and February, over 600 people from all over the UK sent us a photo of their 'happy place'.

"It just shows that, whether British people are injured, feeling ill or just a bit under the weather, we're able to find inspiration and comfort in the beautiful surroundings we cherish."

To see the current full shortlist and the winners' announcement on March 15, visit and search for 'My Happy Place'.

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