North Coast and Ballymena edition January 2018

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Letter from the Editor

Welcome to 2018!

Cheryl Cole
North Coast and Ballymena Editor

So that’s it all over for another year! I hope you’ve all recovered from the madness of Christmas and are ready to kick 2018 off with a bang. I haven’t even thought about New Year’s Resolutions, and if you’re the same don’t worry. The incredible ladies in this month’s issue will definitely inspire you to make a change for the better!

Team Local Women met Brian Kennedy last month... and of course we asked for pictures!

We met Pamela Murdock and Caron McGowan from Portrush who have lost over 10st between them. Pamela suffered a stroke last year and Caron is living with MS, yet these two determined ladies don’t let anything stand in their way – amazing.

Speaking of determination, we also met Randalstown mum Sonya McAllister who has lost an incredible 9st. These women are showing us how it’s done!

Strong, determined ladies is a bit of a theme this month. We speak to Portrush’s Lauren McGee who is pushing for big changes for children with autism and their families in the North Coast after her own son Tyler was diagnosed at just two years old.

Coleraine’s Yasmin Geddis is hoping to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health as she tells Local Women about the Trust she has helped set up in her late brother Zachary’s name.

Another theme this month is weddings. We love weddings here at LW and have included SIX local brides to showcase just how beautiful you all are! We even have a stunning bridal fashion shoot to inspire you brides-to-be out there.

If you’re looking for a hair change, style update or new skincare regime for 2018, our expert columnists have covered all bases!

As always, our lovely photographer Mark Jamieson has been out and about snapping pictures at your local events, so see if you can spot yourself in our social pages!

All that’s left to say is that I hope you all have a very happy New Year and enjoy our January issue.

Cheryl Cole

North Coast and Ballymena Editor

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