The McGuinness family, in conjunction with the Gasyard Féile and friends of Martin, are set to launch a new peace foundation in memory of the late Martin McGuinness.
Speaking after the announcement in the Guildhall, Elisha McCallion MP said:
“We are delighted to confirm that the McGuinness family will launch a new peace foundation in Martin’s memory.
“The purpose of the foundation is to celebrate the life, work and achievements of Martin McGuinness through an inclusive program of education, sport, debate, art and culture.
“This work will be carried out through Martin’s vision of a united, agreed and peaceful Ireland by promoting understanding, equality, respect and reconciliation.
“As part of the process, the Foundation also work to establish a fitting, permanent memorial to remember Martin.”
Fiachra McGuinness added:
“We want to make the Martin McGuinness Foundation a key part of my father’s legacy as a leader, an activist and international statesman.
“Through the Foundation we hope to tell the story of his life in the Bogside, his roots in Donegal – but also celebrate his commitment to bring about social, economic and political change.
“We are also delighted to announce that the 3rd annual Chieftain’s Walk will take place on Sunday 29 March 2020 – the route will be confirmed in the near future.” ENDS/CRÍOCH