A plaque commemorating Bishop Edward Daly is being installed at St Luke’s Hospital in Wolisso, Ethiopia, five years on from his passing. The plaque recognises Bishop Daly’s support for our work in Ethiopia and Tanzania and has been placed at the therapeutic feeding unit at St Luke’s. The therapeutic feeding unit provides life-saving treatment for hundreds of children with severe acute malnutrition each year.

 

Bishop Daly was a great friend of Children in Crossfire, especially our international programme work which sees children receive early years education and lifesaving health and nutrition. Children in Crossfire and St Luke’s are privileged to have benefited from his kindness. One of his lasting legacies is that some of the world’s most vulnerable children receive life-saving medical support when they need it most. His life was dedicated to caring for others, and we are very proud to honour his memory with this plaque. 

 

 

“So many people in Derry and the wider Diocese hold Bishop Edward Daly close to our hearts because of the pastoral care and compassion that exemplified his long ministry. He was a truly remarkable man who made an invaluable contribution to life here in the most challenging of times.” – Richard Moore

Our Executive Director Richard Moore met with Bishop Daly’s sister Anne Gibson to present her and long-time family friend Fr Eamon Graham with her own plaque, matching the one dedicated to her brother’s memory over 6000 miles away in Ethiopia. Anne was delighted when Richard called to discuss the idea with her, noting that Bishop Edward is deeply missed but that is a comfort to know that he is so fondly remembered and highly regarded in Derry and beyond. 

Fr Eamon Graham, Anne Gibson and Children in Crossfire Executive Director Richard Moore

 “This plaque will ensure Edward will continue to be thought of for many years to come, and we are grateful to Children in Crossfire for thinking of him at his anniversary.” – Anne Gibson

Fr Graham, Parish Priest of Greenlough and Lavey, was one of Bishop Daly’s executors and was delighted to see his wishes carried out, believing that this would give him great satisfaction. 

“His support for local charities and initiatives is well known. It was his wish that, after his death, he could still in some way support these charities, especially Children in Crossfire.” 

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