Retired Bishop of Derry Dr. Edward Daly and the Reverend David Latimer joined members of Derry’s COSY club on Tuesday as the organisation celebrated its tenth birthday in the City Hotel.
A number of key speakers including Junior Minister Jennifer McCann representing Martin McGuinness and Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly congratulated the local group which was formed in the Ballymagroarty area in 2003 in response to the death of an elderly person in their home which went undiscovered for a number of days. Ten years later and the local 50 plus group has forged strong links with young people in the area as well as running social events, holidays, drama, music and computer classes and much much more, decreasing isolation of senior citizens locally.
Derry’s Mayor Martin Reilly commended all involved and praised those involved in the ‘Memories Allowed’ project which allowed Cosy Club members, for the first time, to write some of their most special memories down in print .
Don’t miss Sunday’s Journal for a special two page feature on Tuesday’s event and full photo coverage .