We are sorry to hear from Gate Herts that Winifred (Cussy) Delaney, Johnny Delaney’s mother has sadly passed away.
Johnny Delaney, a 15 year old Irish Traveller was murdered in a racist attack. The attack took place on May 28th, 2003, in the middle of a playing field in Ellesmere Port, a town across the Mersey river where he had gone to visit friends. The Roma Gypsy Traveller communities have long campaigned for the attack to be recognised as a hate crime.
We remembered Johnny Delaney during the last annual service at St Paul’s Cathedral (October 2019) and the National Candle of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by hate crime was lit in his memory. The candle remained lit within the Cathedral for the duration of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Our love and condolences go out to Winifred’s family, friends and the Roma, Gypsy Traveller communities.
You can watch a video recording of the service here;