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Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebratory Events Funding

13 April 2016

Michelle Wilson from South Antrim Community Network receiving their event pack from the Lord Lieutenant and the Mayor.


The wait is over for 25 community and voluntary groups who gathered in Mossley Mill with the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg and Mrs Joan Christie OBE, the Lord Lieutenant for County Antrim, on Thursday 7 April.  These groups received the fabulous news that their application for funding to help them celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday had been approved.  The Lord Lieutenant congratulated all the groups on successfully securing financial assistance and shared stories with the groups of Her Majesty The Queen’s life over the past 90 years.

The Mayor commented: “I really appreciate the efforts being made by local community and voluntary groups across the Borough in developing and delivering public events to celebrate this important occasion. Thanks must also go to the volunteers who will be involved in the management and delivery of the events.”

The group representatives were also presented with event packs that included bunting, flags and decorative items to help with their celebrations.  A wide range of events are planned including street parties, family fun days and garden parties.  For more information on the events please contact the Community Development team on 028 9034 0066.