OBE for Glenarm native Janet

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A Glenarm native has been awarded the OBE for Services to the Community in Northern Ireland.

Janet Hunter, who now lives in Ballymena, has been the Director of Housing Rights since 1994.

The charity provides advice, advocacy and representation services to people who are homeless or in housing need throughout Northern Ireland.

Speaking about her award Janet said: “It has been an un-expected privilege to receive this level of recognition but it is not all about me.

“This award is a great tribute to the excellent work which Housing Rights has done over many difficult decades to help tackle the often acute, and sometimes unique, housing problems of people living in NI.”

Several members of the Glenarm community Facebook group congratulated Janet on her achievement.

Jim Boyle stated: “Very pleased for Janet it couldn’t have been given to a nicer person!”