The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council had a very special reason for taking a break from her official duties this week.
Councillor Brenda Chivers is currently in Canada to meet the latest addition to her family. Her new grandson Aodhán came into the world on October 25th weighing 7lb 11oz.
His mum Colleen is Councillor Chivers’ youngest child, making it an extra-special occasion for the family.
Speaking from Mississauga, Ontario, where Colleen lives with her husband, Councillor Chivers said: “I flew out just a few hours after attending Council’s annual Sports Awards and despite the lack of sleep I was very excited at the thought of meeting Aodhán for the first time. My family is hugely important to me so it has been great to spend this time with Colleen and my extended family including my son Liam who also lives here but I know we will miss each other greatly when it’s time to leave. I’ll be arriving home to a very busy diary of engagements as we approach Christmas and while I’m looking forward to resuming my duties Colleen, Aodhán and Liam will never be far from my thoughts.”
As a grandmother of five, Councillor Chivers has selected TinyLife as the official good cause of her Mayoral term. Her family has personal experience of the support provided by the premature and vulnerable baby charity and a number of fundraising ventures have been planned to raise vital funds and awareness.
This includes a charity spinathon at Dungiven Sports Centre on Saturday 1st December from 9am -5pm.
Anyone who would like to take part or make a donation should contact [email protected] or ring Richard on 07870988138.