North Coast and Ballymena edition October 2018

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Letter from the Editor

Welcome!

Cheryl Cole, North Coast and Ballymena Editor

October is here which means it’s officially Autumn! As much as I hate to admit it, it’s definitely time to give in and embrace the cold. Luckily for you, we have our biggest fashion issue yet to help you build your Autumn wardrobe! We have six gorgeous photo shoots showcasing our top fashion picks from all your favourite boutiques across the North Coast. And of course, they are all modelled by beautiful local girls showing you how to look amazing this season!

October also marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne Adams – an inspirational Portstewart lady who has recently battled breast cancer and is now determined to help others in our area who have also been affected.

Along with best friend Lyn Ritchie from Coleraine, Joanne has set up the ‘Breast Friends Causeway Coast’ support group and their first meeting is this month. The amazing mother-of-two bravely shares her story to show people they aren’t alone and this is what is so special about so many of our local ladies.

No matter what terrible heartache they have gone through, they want to help others and I think that’s incredible. Like Liscolman’s Alexia McCook who also shares her story inside this month’s issue. The Ballymoney mum lost her 19-year-old son Craig in a tragic accident and it was her son’s wishes to donate his organs. Now his legacy is transforming the lives of five families across the UK and Alexia is devoted to spreading awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Then there’s Coleraine’s Debbie White whose son Cameron had open heart surgery before his second birthday. She tells us how she is now facing her biggest fears and jumping out of plane to raise money for the British Heart Donation – you ladies are amazing!

Now, it may be colder but it certainly isn’t keeping you lot indoors! We have lots of pictures from your events in our social pages and we love including as many of you in our magazine as we can, so if you have an event you’d like us to cover – just get in touch.

We also love including your beautiful wedding photos so don’t forget to send me an email to editorcol@ localwomensnews.com if you’d like yours featured!

Until next month,

Cheryl Cole

North Coast and Ballymena Editor

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