Surprise Surprise for Derry mums!

Surprise Surprise'Ep 4'Sunday 11th November on ITV1' 'Picture shows:  Holly with Juliana, Carrie, Caroline and Amy''TV's favourite, Holly Willoughby will be giving well deserving members of the public the biggest surprise of their lives in a brand new series of the iconic TV show, Surprise Surprise.' 'The heart-warming series will boast a number of tear-jerking surprises and dramatic reunions as Holly and her two roving reporters, Westlife's Kian Egan and Capital Breakfast's Dave Berry help make some dreams of a lifetime come true.' 'Five very special mums receive a unique surprise after their selfless and tireless efforts to help each other and their autistic children.' 'Juliana Harkin, Carrie Coyle, Caroline Campbell, Denise O'Kane and Amy Campbell all met at the school gates three years ago and formed a very special bond, finding solace in each other. ' 'They now also help other mum's through their website sharing advice and support.   They also run a cinema group for autistic children, in which the facili
Surprise Surprise'Ep 4'Sunday 11th November on ITV1' 'Picture shows: Holly with Juliana, Carrie, Caroline and Amy''TV's favourite, Holly Willoughby will be giving well deserving members of the public the biggest surprise of their lives in a brand new series of the iconic TV show, Surprise Surprise.' 'The heart-warming series will boast a number of tear-jerking surprises and dramatic reunions as Holly and her two roving reporters, Westlife's Kian Egan and Capital Breakfast's Dave Berry help make some dreams of a lifetime come true.' 'Five very special mums receive a unique surprise after their selfless and tireless efforts to help each other and their autistic children.' 'Juliana Harkin, Carrie Coyle, Caroline Campbell, Denise O'Kane and Amy Campbell all met at the school gates three years ago and formed a very special bond, finding solace in each other. ' 'They now also help other mum's through their website sharing advice and support. They also run a cinema group for autistic children, in which the facili

Millions of TV viewers will this weekend watch five Derry mums honoured for their work with autistic children and their parents.

The five mums, the founders of local group COS (Circle of Support), get the Surprise Surprise treatment on ITV this Sunday night.

Juliana Harkin, Carrie Coyle, Caroline Campbell, Denise O’Kane and Amy Campbell met through the Little Orchids playschool. Over the last 18 months they’ve been the driving force of the group and its website.

“We can’t say too much about the programme,” Carrie told the ‘Journal’ yesterday.

“But it was very emotional and we were all totally shocked.”

The five women, nominated by Juliana’s sister Finola, were totally in the dark about the ITV show, now presented by Holly Willoughby.

“We thought we were going over to London to make a documentary about autism,” Carrie said.

Circle of Support has grown rapidly over the past year and a half, and now offers a range of support and education services.

Carrie says one of the things Surprise Surprise producers were particularly keen on was the autism-friendly cinema outings. These are tailored so kids with autism can enjoy a trip to the cinema, and organised in conjunction with Brunswick Cinebowl.

It’s a busy time for the group, who as well as the TV appearance are in the process of opening their first permanent premises.

More details on the work of COS and the latest developments are available online at www.cos-circleofsupport.com