Nonagenarians in Mid and East Antrim Borough sought

Picture credit: Mark Cuthbert.
Picture credit: Mark Cuthbert.

A call has gone out for nonagenarians (90-year-olds) in the Borough to come forward and help celebrate The Queen’s birthday.

Councillor Billy Ashe, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough is asking for anyone born in 1926 to come forward so as to help with local and national celebrations of The Queen turning 90 on April 21.

He said: “Any of our 90-year-old individuals or their immediate families are invited to get in touch as soon as possible to help mark this major milestone in our history and heritage.

“I am hoping to recognise them as part of the Council’s plans to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s own celebrations as a local dimension to national activities.

I would also point out that Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is encouraging groups within the Borough to make application for one of our Small Event Grants as may be appropriate to help mark Her Majesty’s birthday on April 21 and the period leading up to the Official Birthday celebrations in June.”

Family members or 90–year-olds themselves should contact the Mayor’s Office, telephone 028 2563 5059 or email mayors.office@midandeastantrim.gov.uk to make themselves known as soon as possible. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Grant Support Scheme can be viewed on their website, where an application can be made directly for a small event, or by calling 028 2563 3148 or 028 9335 8240 or emailing grants@midandeastantrim.gov.uk