A blog by Ronan McCay, Campaign Fundraiser for the IEF
It was almost as cold inside Westminster Abbey as it was outside; the wintriest weather on what was supposed to be the first Monday of Spring. That mattered not, though, as I was privileged to be there for the memorial service celebrating the Nelson Mandela’ life and work. This was going to be an occasion to stir the soul – and it did not disappoint.
I was there on behalf of the Integrated Education Fund, invited by Dromore-born and raised Kathi Scott, the UK Executive Director of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and one of the IEF’s most passionate supporters. Education mattered hugely to President Mandela – he famously said it is the most powerful weapon at the disposal of those who want to change the world. At this event in his honour, it meant a great deal to me to be representing a campaign for positive change in education in Northern Ireland. (more…)