Local paper, The Lurgan Mail has always followed Charlene’s story and supported her efforts to fundraise for Uganda, so it is no surprise that they covered the recent nomination of Charlene for the Spirit of N.I Awards.
They take up the story here:
A DOLLINGSTOWN girl’s belief in the face of adversity has seen her nominated as an unsung hero at a major awards ceremony.
Charlene Barr, who passed away last October, has been nominated for a Spirit of Northern Ireland Unsung Hero award.
Charlene established Charlene’s Project with the aim of setting up Hidden Treasure Primary School for the children of Maya in Africa.
Her father Dickie said being nominated for an award was at odds with Charlene’s attitude towards her vision for Maya.
He said: “It was Charlene’s dream to make a difference but she was never comfortable with the publicity side of things.
See the whole story here.