Diamonds of Social Inclusion - we celebrate 75 years of Cedar

Friday 03 June 2016

The Canada Room at Queens University Belfast was recently the setting for a prestigious event to mark The Cedar Foundation’s 75th anniversary. It was a fitting venue for our key celebration of the year as it was there that the organisation was inaugurated in 1941.  Cedar is renowned for our work in delivering exceptional services for people with disabilities, autism and brain injury.  To celebrate the 75 years of delivering choice, opportunity and inclusion, we are running a series of events throughout 2016 marking the contribution of service users, staff and volunteers as well as highlighting our award—winning services and partnership working.  Stephen Mathews, Bria Mongan, Marius Rooney, Peter Gay and Brian Murray who all spoke at the event

Speaking at the event Peter Gay, Cedar’s Chairman, said “this organisation has made an immense contribution to the lives of people with disabilities over 75 years and we are proud Cedar continues to go from strength to strength and look forward to the launch of a number of new services in this important year.” 

Representatives from a wide range partner organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector were among the invited guests who had the opportunity to view a specially recorded 75th anniversary video showcasing the impact our services have had on children and adults with disabilities since its inception.  Professor Patrick Johnston, Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, added his congratulations to the organisation saying “Queen’s University is delighted to host Cedar in celebrating it’s 75th anniversary back at the site of its original inception and we wish you continued success in championing social inclusion of people with disabilities throughout Northern Ireland.”