Peace Bridge ‘Midnight Dander’

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Children in Crossfire’s second annual ‘Midnight Dander’ over Derry’s Peace Bridge takes place this Friday.

The public are being urged to get involved in the charity project designed to raise much needed funds for the Derry-based international charity.

On June 25 last year, the day the Peace Bridge was officially opened, a group of committed Children in Crossfire supporters walked arm in arm over the iconic new structure that physically and psychologically unites both sides of the city.

The group had just returned from a cultural trip to Tanzania. Exhilarated and deeply moved by the positive impact of the Tanzanian programme, they decided to organise a ‘Midnight Dander.’ One of the participants, Dr Diarmuid DeBurca, said: “Through our cultural trip to Tanzania we were most privileged and honoured to be allowed into the heart of the organisation that is Children in Crossfire to meet, embrace and learn from the people whose lives depend on it. We had a unique opportunity to experience and study the interaction between the providers of the services delivered by Children in Crossfire and their main beneficiaries - primarily the children on the ground in some of the most deprived communities on the planet.” The group has been meeting every Wednesday night preparing for the second annual event which will take place on Friday. Entry for the event is £5. For more details on how to get involved in this, please contact JR McLaughlin at Children in Crossfire on 028 7126 9898 or email john.ryan@childrenincrossfire.org