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Kathleen Richey, founding secretary and trustee of the Fermanagh Trust in 1995 helped oversee the Trust’s work in supporting local communities across Co Fermanagh and further afield.
At the official opening of the new Fermanagh House extension, trustee Joanna McVey thanked Kathleen for kindness, commitment, knowledge and her outstanding contribution to life in Fermanagh and West Cavan in particular.
Kathleen’s contribution was also highlighted by First Minister Arlene Foster who said “In particular I do of course want to pay tribute to Kathleen Richey today and everything that she put into the Trust over 21 years of its existence and thank you Kathleen for your service to this community here in County Fermanagh.”
Following the presentation Kathleen shared her insights on the Trust’s work and how it has evolved so much from 1995 becoming one of the most successful locally based community foundations in Ireland.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust commented “Kathleen has been instrumental in overseeing and administering the Trust’s work with communities across Fermanagh and it’s hinterlands. Her enthusiasm and support has made such a difference in so many ways. We thank Kathleen for commitments and wish her well in her ‘semi’ retirement!”