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Actress Joanna Lumley to join the Dalai Lama in Derry for Children in Crossfire event

Actress and activist Joanna Lumley will join the Dalai Lama of Tibet during his visit to Londonderry to mark the 20th anniversary of Children in Crossfire.

The BAFTA winning star, who appeared in a number of films and television series throughout her career, will speak at a conference on Monday, September 11.

This will follow the Dalai Lama appearing as a guest of honour at a public talk entitled ‘Compassion in Action’ on Sunday, September 10.

The talk will aim to encourage people to be the change they want to see in the world.

Ms Lumley said she was "honoured" to be invited to take part in Children in Crossfire’s 20th Anniversary.

She added: "His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, is a spiritual leader who knows and understands the power of ‘Compassion in Action’ on a global scale. I am also delighted to be associated with such a wonderful organisation that is doing inspirational work to help vulnerable children across the world.”

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Richard Moore, Director of Children in Crossfire and the Dalai Lama.

Richard Moore, Director of Children in Crossfire, said: “We are delighted that Joanna Lumley will be joining us for our 20th Anniversary celebrations.

"Joanna is a tireless campaigner and incredible ambassador, who’s work defending human rights is an inspiration to us all, and we look forward to warmly welcoming her to Derry/Londonderry.”

Children in Crossfire is a local charity with an international programme, dedicated to saving and changing lives by promoting early childhood care and development in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Founded in 1996, the charity's many achievements include: raising over £25 million for worthy causes in 10 countries; providing safe water to over one million people in Malawi; integrating over 500 visually impaired children into mainstream education in The Gambia; successfully supporting the treatment of over 2,000 children with cancer in Tanzania; and treating more than 10,000 children suffering with severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia.

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