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Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council launches Jubilee civic gift initiative

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has launched a new civic gift initiative as part of its plans to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The scheme is aimed at our oldest and youngest residents, with a bespoke memento for people celebrating their 100th birthday throughout the year and a special certificate for all new-born babies.

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Alongside this, a teddy bear will be gifted to babies born on 6th February 2022, the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession, and those born throughout the month of June.

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There will also be a special gift for any couple’s celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary during 2022.

The civic gifts form part of Council’s wide-ranging programme of events to mark Her Majesty’s historic 70-year reign.

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To launch the programme, the Mayor, Councillor Richard Holmes recently visited baby Albert Alexander McAuley who was born on February 6th, and his proud parents Hannah and Kyle.

Speaking afterwards, the Mayor said:

“I was delighted to meet the McAuley family, and mark Albert’s special birthday in this way. 2022 is a very significant year for HM The Queen and we want to play our part in celebrating her seven decades of service. An extensive variety of events and initiatives has been developed by Council, and I’m very pleased that our centenarians, new-born babies and couples marking 70 years of marriage will be recognised as part of this.”

Parents or carers do not need to contact us directly to receive a certificate or teddy bear (if eligible). The gifts will be offered during the birth registration process. If you have already registered your baby, a Council officer will contact you automatically in due course.

If you know someone celebrating a 100th birthday or 70th wedding anniversary before the end of the year you can contact us now by emailing mayors.office@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk.

Click here to find out more about Council’s full Jubilee programme

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