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New Freeman makes presentations to school and charity

New Freeman makes presentations to school and charity

Mon, June 04, 2018

Sandelford School and Action Duchenne have received special presentations to mark Joan Christie’s new position as a Freeman of the Borough of the Causeway Coast and Glens.

The school received the Joan Christie Cup while representatives from the charity received a donation.

The Mayor Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “I was honoured to join our new Freeman for these presentations which have created a lasting legacy from our Freedom event. It was a very special occasion for Council and I am delighted that Mrs Christie has chosen to mark the conferment in this way.”

Joan Christie CVO OBE was made an Honorary Freeman during an event held in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Civic Headquarters in Cloonavin last month. The award recognises her dedicated and outstanding service to the Borough in her role as Lord Leiutenant for County Antrim.

At Mrs Christie’s request, a donation was made to her chosen charity instead of a formal gift to mark the occasion. The new school cup will be used to celebrate kindness.

With a lifelong interest in guiding, charity work, volunteering and young people, Mrs Christie has a connection with a wide range of organisations across the Causeway Coast and Glens.

She spent a decade as Chairman of the Board of Governors at Sandelford School in Coleraine and is the current President of Ballycastle Royal British Legion.

Joan Christie CVO OBE and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE present a donation to Ethan McClean, Amie McClean, Yvette McClean and Iain Clarke, Action Duchenne’s Head of Fundraising.


Joan Christie CVO OBE and the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE present Sandelford School Principal Sharon Tennant with the Joan Christie Cup Celebrating Kindness.