Inspirational Crossfire charity founder comes to Newry

June 2, 2014

Derry born Richard Moore, the founder of the Children in Crossfire charity is set to tell the story of his remarkable life so far to eager audiences in the city’s Canal Court Hotel later this month. His extraordinary inspirational story began at just 10 years old, when he was shot in the face by a British soldier as he walked home from school in Derry.  Despite being blinded in the attack, Richard overcame such adversity and eventually tracked the soldier down and forgave him. Today they are firm friends and have collaborated on many projects together.

In 1996 he formed the Children in Crossfire charity which helps vulnerable children all over the world who have been caught in the crossfire of violence, poverty and hunger.  His work with the charity has helped him develop a working network with global leaders and he counts the Dalai Lama amongst his closest friends. Richard also found the time to pen his remarkable autobiography, “Can I Give Him My Eyes”, which continues to inspire readers everywhere.

Ulster Radio presenter Gerry Kelly will host the evening with Richard Moore in the Canal Court Hotel on Thursday the 19th of June where he will chat to Richard and friends about his extraordinary life so far.

He will also be joined by John Lenihan aka May McFettridge, The Voice winner Andrea Begley, Ryan Cinnamond,  Gaudeamus Chamber Choir and others for a fantastic evening of entertainment, emotional story-telling and reflection

Speaking about the upcoming event, Richard,said, “I am delighted to be coming to Newry to join Gerry Kelly to tell my story and to hear from others like Andrea Begley and Ryan Cinnamond both of whom have inspirational stories to tell. John Lenihan is also a good friend of Children in Crossfire and has been out to our projects in Tanzania as well as getting involved in many of our events at home. He has many hilarious tales to tell especially as his alter ego, May McFettridge. I have a great connection to Newry through both friends and fundraisers and I hope it will be a really entertaining evening with great music and chat.

“I would like to thank both The Quays Shopping Centre and The Canal Court Hotel for supporting our local fundraising group in sponsoring the event and all those who have provided raffle prizes.”

The night will take place  from 7pm-9pm on the 19th June. Tickets  are priced at £8 each and are available from Jack Murphy Jewellers or by contacting Gemma Murphy on 07872397280 or Deborah Loughran on 07834101628.