Three centenarians receive special civic gift from Council

Presentations have been made to the first recipients of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s centenary civic gift.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:25 pm

The Mayor Alderman Mark Fielding, accompanied by the Mayoress Mrs Phyllis Fielding, visited three centenarians in Coleraine and Portstewart on Saturday, April 10 to make the special deliveries.

The presentation coincided with Isabelle Claypole’s 100th birthday while Bertha Fearson reached the milestone on February 11 with Canon Robert Wilkinson’s taking place on March 24.

The bespoke commemorative coin, which features Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Coat of Arms on one side with ‘NI 100’ branding on the reverse, will be presented to all residents of the Borough who celebrate their 100th birthday in 2021, Northern Ireland’s centenary year.

Isabelle Claypole, who celebrated her 100th birthday on April 10th 2021, receives her commemorative centenary coin from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding and Mayoress Mrs Phyllis Fielding. Also included in the pictured is Lady Karen Girvan

The initiative is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s ‘NI 100’ programme which will mark Northern Ireland’s 100th anniversary. A series of events and initiatives are planned for the year which collectively aim to showcase the very best of the Borough through the century and what makes it such a special place.

Alderman Fielding said: “As Mayor of the Borough it was an honour for me to meet with Isabelle, Bertha and Canon Wilkinson to mark their birthdays in this way. I want to thank these special individuals for being a part of our centenary programme, along with their family members, friends and carers who play such an important role in their lives.

“These coins have been specially designed as part of our centenary celebrations and will serve as a unique memento of how the Borough marked 2021. I look forward to meeting with more recipients as my term continues.”

The civic gift scheme is open to all people, organisations and businesses who celebrate their 100th birthday between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

100-year-old Isabelle Claypole displays her commemorative centenary coin received from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding

If you want to nominate an eligible recipient, please email [email protected] or ring 028 7034 7010. Find out more about Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s NI 100 programme at https://www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/ni-100

Canon Robert Wilkinson, who celebrated his 100th birthday on March 24th 2021, pictured with his commemorative centenary coin received from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding and Mayoress Mrs Phyllis Fielding.
Canon Robert Wilkinson pictured with his commemorative centenary coin received from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding and Mayoress Mrs Phyllis Fielding along with his daughter Paula Fleetwood and son-in-law Martin.
Bertha Fearson, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 11th February 2021, displays her commemorative centenary coin received from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding and Mayoress Mrs Phyllis Fielding
The commemorative centenary coin designed by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council as part of its NI 100 programme of events