Northern Ireland

Long term fighter for Conductive Education in line for award

Brendan McConville has been fighting for Conductive Education in his native Northern Ireland for many years now. He established the Buddy Bear Trust in 1988 in Dungannon, and opened the Buddy Bear School in 1993.

As stated on the website:

The Buddy Bear Trust established local support cross community committees all over Ireland to raise awareness to the need of the children, to raise funds and to focus attention on the need to improve the provision for children with cerebral palsy both North and South of Ireland.

He goes forward as a Regional Winner for the ITV Fundraiser Award.

Brendan  was announced as the UTV Regional Winner and is now a finalist for the ITV Fundraiser Award at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards – the UK’s biggest event for unsung heroes.

It is great to see his hard work and constant struggle acknowledged and I wish him good luck.