Foundation set up in memory of Lisa Orsi

Lisa Orsi.
Lisa Orsi.

A foundation to celebrate the memory of Derry woman Lisa Orsi will be launched on Wednesday night.

The Live Life Lisa Orsi Foundation will take a group of young people from GAA clubs in the north west to this year’s Asian Gaelic Games which will be held in Shanghai.

Lisa was only 22 years old when she collapsed after falling ill on a volcano trek in Indonesia in March 2015.

A few months earlier, she had been a member of the Singapore Lions Ladies Gaelic Football team that won the senior cup at the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lisa was described as a bubbly, caring person whose infectious joy for life endeared her to so many people.”

The Live Life Lisa Orsi Foundation aims to make the trip - which embodies Lisa’s own approach to life, encapsulating her love of Gaelic games, travel and adventure - inclusive and accessible.

The young people selected to travel will contribute towards the cost of the trip and be actively involved in the Foundation’s ongoing community fundraising activities to encourage a positive attitude to sports participation and health and wellbeing.

The Foundation also aims to promote an increased awareness of the need for organ donors and of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

The Live Life Lisa Orsi Foundation will be officially launched this Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm in

Cultúrlann.