Tribute to Fionnuala Mc Andrew

8 July 2021

The Board of Vela Microboard were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of our fellow Board member and friend Fionnuala Mc Andrew. As an ambassador and loyal supporter of Vela Microboard Northern Ireland since its inception Fionnuala, on her retirement joined the Board.

Fionnuala was fundamentally committed to Vela Microboards and this fitted with her overall philosophy of respect, integrity, compassion, tolerance and understanding. She believed that Vela Microboard as an organisation promoting equality and empowerment, was a leading example of the provision of services in response to individual need.

As fellow board members we will sadly miss Fionnuala's  attention to detail, her sharp mind, her wit and her ability to encourage the organisation to continue to forge ahead even in difficult times. It is beyond our capacity to capture her contribution to us as an organisation. We have lost our greatest advocate and extend or deepest and sincere sympathy to Fionnuala's family.