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Diana award for sister of student killed in crash

The sister of Omagh student Enda Dolan, who was killed in a hit and run, has been speaking of her delight at receiving a prestigious award from Prince William and Prince Harry.

Dervla Dolan was one of two young people from Northern Ireland awarded the very first Princess Diana Legacy Award for making a positive contribution to their communities.

She established the Enda Dolan Foundation, in memory of her big brother who was 18 when he was killed in a crash in south Belfast.

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He had just started his first term at Queen’s University when he was struck by a van driven by drunk driver David Stewart in October 2014.

Dervla shares her brother's passion for running and set up the Run For Enda, which has now become an annual event.

She said: “It’s been going on for two years now and it’s been amazing, you get to see the benefits that we have brought to the community in memory of Enda.”

Dervla became deputy head girl at her school, Loreto Grammar in Omagh - and they nominated her for the legacy award.

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It was given to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

Dervla, as well as Garreth Brown from Derry, who lost both his parents in the same year, are among just 20 young people from across the world to receive it.

She said Enda would be proud of her.

Dervla went on: “I think he’d be so proud and kind of astonished at the same time, by the fact that I find the time to do this, I think he’d really admire me, I hope.”

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