A trust fund was launched in Derry to help raise money to finace the imaginative Inner-City Project of the North West Centre for Learning and Development.
The project proposes that a small complex or complexes of houses, craft work shops and small businesses, which would represent the growth of the city from its beginnings, would be built within the city area. The construction of the project would be carried out by the young unemployed in the city.
The trustees of the fund are the Mayor, councillor Mrs Marlene Jefferson, the Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Dr Edward Daly, the Moderator of the Derry Presbytery, Rev James Young, Mr Peter Enright, chairman of the North West Centre, and Mr John McDaid, of McDaid and McCullough accountants.
The Church of Ireland Bishop elect of Derry and Raphoe, Re Canon James Mehaffey, has agreed to become a trustee of the Fund after his consecration in September.