Carers in Trust area enjoy carol service in Londonderry

Carers singing at the Carol Service.
Carers singing at the Carol Service.

Last week in the Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) Carers from the Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane areas had the opportunity to gather together to take part in the annual Carols and Lessons service organised by the Carers Support Team with support from local clergy.

Cathy Magowan, Western Trust Carers Coordinator said: “For many informal carers who not get the chance to attend their local place of worship on a regular basis due to the demands of their caring role this is a wonderful opportunity for them to connect with others and enjoy the carols in a fun and relaxed setting.

Carers Carol Service ' singers from Thornhill College and St Columb's College with Geraldine McLaughlin, Western Trust Carers Support Worker; Cathy Magowan, Western Trust Carers Coordinator and organist Joanne Cummings.

Carers Carol Service ' singers from Thornhill College and St Columb's College with Geraldine McLaughlin, Western Trust Carers Support Worker; Cathy Magowan, Western Trust Carers Coordinator and organist Joanne Cummings.

The event concluded with a beautiful Christmas lunch at the Whitehorse Hotel, Londonderry.

Carers attending events are registered with the Western Trust Carers Support Team. If you are an informal (unpaid) carer and wish to register for events held throughout the year please you contact the Carers Support Team on (028) 6634 4163 for more information.

Carers Carol Service group ' Front Row from left to right: Stella Cummings, Western Trust Non Executive Director; Mary Miller (Carer); Felicity McCaul (Carer); Rev Ferry; Rev Russell and Niall Birthistle, Western Trust Chairman. Back row from left to right: Glenda Frazer(Carer); Geraldine McLaughlin, Western Trust Carers Support Worker; Michael Downes (Carer); Fr Farren and Cathy Magowan, Western Trust Carers Coordinator.

Carers Carol Service group ' Front Row from left to right: Stella Cummings, Western Trust Non Executive Director; Mary Miller (Carer); Felicity McCaul (Carer); Rev Ferry; Rev Russell and Niall Birthistle, Western Trust Chairman. Back row from left to right: Glenda Frazer(Carer); Geraldine McLaughlin, Western Trust Carers Support Worker; Michael Downes (Carer); Fr Farren and Cathy Magowan, Western Trust Carers Coordinator.

Oakgrove Primary School Choir at the  wonderful performance at the Carers Carol Service.

Oakgrove Primary School Choir at the wonderful performance at the Carers Carol Service.