Voice of the Community Winner


Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have gifted Derry City and Strabane District Council with a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a race place on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for the 2015-16 race.

Entitled ‘Voice of the Community’, the bursary invited organisations across the city and district to nominate someone they believe has made a notable contribution to the life of their community, with the ultimate prize of sailing a leg of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Race. The winners are:

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Danny Bryce, 39

Danny was nominated for a ‘Voice of the Community’ bursary place by Helena Coyle, who said: “Danny has worked tirelessly in this community for over 20 years. He is dedicated to the young people of Derry and the North West and has developed many supports through his work with Extern.

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Shane Brunker, 56

Happy Mondays 21 Secretary Dr Sandra McDermott, who nominated Shane, explained her reasons for putting him forward for the race place: “Shane is the man with the "can do" attitude. In all the years he has worked with these young people he never sees the "disability" before the ability. Nominating Shane for the Clipper Race ‘Voice of the Community’ bursary is a sign of our enormous appreciation for his relentless work, ideas and attitude.