SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has congratulated Pat Hume, wife of former party leader John Hume, on receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Irish Red Cross.
The Foyle MLA commented: “Pat has given a lifetime of service to the wider community of Derry.
“She has also selflessly dedicated decades to the SDLP and for that, we owe Pat a debt of gratitude.
“As a party founded from the Civil Rights movement, Pat is indicative of everything it means to fight for equality and fairness for every person, despite class or creed.
“No-one is more deserving of this honour than Pat Hume and I am glad she is getting the recognition for all that she done for our peace process both yesterday and today,” he added.