North West and Donegal edition November 2018

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Letter from the Editor


Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

This month to celebrate Mother’s Day we dedicate this edition of Local Women to our mums.

For those of us who are lucky enough to still have our mums in our lives, it is an opportunity to say thanks.

But, for those of us who have sadly lost our mums, it is a time to reminisce and remember the good times.

Our cover girl this month, Emma Heaney, says her mum is one of the most important people in her life. Emma and her mum Margaret have a very close bond and she was with her mum every step of the way as she battled breast cancer.

Emma talks to Local Women about her mum’s journey with cancer and tells us the story behind her successful business.

Sadly for Adelle Moore from Creggan, Mother’s Day is a bittersweet time. Adelle lost her mum to bowel cancer and was also diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

In memory of her beloved mum, Adelle is now fundraising in aid of Cancer Research as a way of raising awareness and helping others.

Meanwhile our writer Leona O’Neill leads the tributes to our amazing super hero mums with a special word for her mammy Gloria – aka the best Donegal woman that ever lived!

And I loved reading the tributes to your mums that you sent in. Mums really are something special and being one is such a privilege– even if the work is thankless and badly paid! So, this month tell your mum you love her.

Also in this month’s magazine, alongside our usual mix of local social events and fashion, it’s the last chance for you to enter the Firmus Energy/Local Women Awards.

We want as many of you as possible to enter these awards and get the recognition you deserve. This year everyone's favourite local woman May McFettridge will host our gala event on April 13 at the Europa Hotel – so get entering!

Until next month,

Kim Kelly, Editor

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