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Mayor delivers books of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II to NI Children’s Hospice and care homes

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman Stephen Ross paid a visit to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and care homes across the Borough yesterday, delivering books of condolence to allow residents an opportunity to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Whilst thousands of people have flocked to sign the books of condolence in memory of Her Majesty the Queen at Antrim Castle Gardens, Ballyclare War Memorial and Mossley Mill, there are many vulnerable people of all ages who are sadly unable to make the journey.

Alderman Ross said:

“I wanted to ensure that as many people as possible were afforded the opportunity to pay their respects to the Queen, particularly our older residents who will no doubt have many fond memories of Her Majesty. 

“Queen Elizabeth II touched the lives of so many people and has been a constant, comforting presence over the last seven decades. Her loss has been deeply felt by residents across the Borough and many people have found solace in leaving their personal tributes in the books of condolence.”