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A fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáinwas held on 11th March in support of an Irish Delegation to Gaza, Palestine organised by the Derry Friends of Palestine Educational committee. The Freedom & Friendship Delegation will travel to Gaza, Palestine at the end of March 2012 where students from Derry, Coalisland, Tyrone will spend a week attending seminars at various universities with their counterparts in Gaza, Palestine. Educational and Cultural links wil be created between the students in Gaza and Ireland for future work between the two countries.

The Fundraiser was quite a night. Music on the night by Kelly’s Men, Derry’s own Ciara & Sean McCafferty,, Declan McLaughlin, and big “Thank You” to Belfast’s own Gerry Og McConnell who travelled to Derry to lend his support for the Delegation. The event was well attended by the public including local Councillor Maeve McLaughlin among others and monies were raised for the Irish students to assist with their airfare to Egypt from Ireland. For updates on the Delegation while it is in Gaza you can check back on this website beginning on 30th March.

Enjoy the photos of the fundraiser below along with a video from the night.

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Ciara & Sean McCafferty performing

Decky McLaughlin performing at the  Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Decky McLaughlin performing at the Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Belfast's own Gerry Og McConnell performing at the Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Kelly's Men performing at the Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Freedom & Friendship 2012 Delegation to Gaza fundraiser at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

FOGGY DEW performed by Ciara & Sean McCafferty at the Freedom & Friendship Fundraiser

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