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Unique coin and birth certificates mark momentous Coronation celebrations

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, with Chair of Council’s Coronation Working Group, Cllr Cheryl Brownlee holding a coin similar to those which will be distributed.
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, with Chair of Council’s Coronation Working Group, Cllr Cheryl Brownlee holding a coin similar to those which will be distributed.

 

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will be distributing special commemorative coins to schools across the Borough to celebrate the upcoming Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

 

The Coronation takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023 and the coins will be a special reminder of this momentous occasion.

 


In addition, any babies born to parents resident in the Mid and East Antrim Borough in 2023 can apply for a uniquely designed commemorative birth certificate to mark this historic moment in time.

 

Council will be hosting a wide range of fun-filled, family friendly events and initiatives to celebrate the Coronation - ranging from big screen broadcasts, to community grants and activities for local schoolkids.

 

The programme is led up by Council’s Coronation Working Group, which includes Cllr Brownlee, Cllr Keith Turner, Cllr Matthew Armstrong, Cllr William McCaughey, Cllr Gregg McKeen and Cllr Lauren Gray.

 


Chair of Council's Coronation Working Group, Councillor Cheryl Brownlee, said:


“I am delighted to announce this unique celebration for children as the Coronation approaches. We have already been in touch with schools and will roll-out the distribution of the coins soon.

 

“The Working Group has been working on finding creative and unique ways of celebrating this historic moment and we look forward to delivering a programme of events and activities designed to be enjoyed by all our residents.”

 


Other activities planned include the lighting up of key buildings in the area, the planting of Coronation-themed floral displays, the rollout of special colouring books, tree-planting, jewellery-making workshops, exhibitions and talks.

 

Members of the public are also invited to take part in The Big Help Out on the Bank Holiday Monday, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas.

 

Further details will be made available in due course, with updates posted at:


midandeastantrim.gov.uk/coronation



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