Mayoral reception for Transplant Games’ Bernie

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has held a special event to celebrate the achievements of a Foreglen resident who recently competed at the Transplant Games.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 10:38 am
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson congratulates Bernie McLaughlin on her recent success at The Transplant Games

Bernie McLaughlin received a kidney transplant in 2011 after being diagnosed with a serious underlying health issue. The operation transformed her life and this summer she picked up four gold medals in separate disciplines, archery, ten-pin bowling, 3K donor walk and ball throw, at The Transplant Games. On top of this, Bernie also won two overall awards, including best in her age category.

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Bernie was joined at a recent reception held in the Mayor’s Parlour in Limavady by proud family members, including her daughter Deirdre who was her kidney donor.

Mayor Councillor Sean Bateson said: “One of the highlights of my role is meeting inspirational people like Bernie.”