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Prestigious Award for Western Isles Macmillan Nurse


Published on 27 Mar 2013

A Western Isles Macmillan Nurse Specialist has been awarded a prestigious award by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lorna Senior, who is based in Balivanich, Benbecula, has been awarded the Henry Garnett award.

The Henry Garnett award is for Macmillan Professionals who have had more than 10 years of service in the role and who have made an exceptional contribution working with Macmillan, beyond their core professional role. For example, the award recognizes work in promoting and supporting Macmillan through media work, fundraising, policy development and educating across networks.

Louise Farmer, Associate Development Manager for Macmillan in the north of Scotland, said: "Lorna is committed to further developing the cancer nursing support service available in her area and works very closely with the Lead Cancer Nurse for the Western Isles to look at ways of doing this in a demanding geographical location. She continues to find ways of ensuring her own professional development and developing good practice despite the challenges her location provides.

"Lorna is also involved in fundraising activities for Macmillan on the islands, being a stalwart supporter of the local Fundraising committees. She is a very loyal supporter of Macmillan Cancer Support and promotes our work at every opportunity."

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Lorna (pictured on the right) was congratulated and presented with this award and a beautiful bouquet of flowers by Louise Farmer, Associate Development Manager for Macmillan in the north of Scotland.

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Contact:

Maggie Fraser

Communications Manager

01851 708060

07810527457

 

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