I have become a keen advocate of Ireland’s leading peace building charity, Co-operation Ireland.  I assist the charity and its board to develop business and institutional connections in the City of London and provide support for the delivery of its relationship building programmes, predominantly on the island of Ireland. 

Although I am not privy to a crystal ball, there is absolutely no doubt that through Brexit, the political and business landscape within the United Kingdom and between the United Kingdom and its nearest neighbours Ireland and Europe have been strained recently and will probably be somewhat different in the not too distant future. 

Co-operation Ireland firmly believes that no matter what happens politically over the next weeks, months and years, one very necessary piece of work should become paramount.  That is the protection, maintenance and strengthening of relationships across all three strands of the Good Friday Agreement, to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future. Each of the three strands, the British-Irish relationship, cross border relationships between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the internal cross community relationships within Northern Ireland, require careful management at this hugely important juncture, amid unprecedented political turmoil.

Over the past few years, I have chaired some strategically important political/business dinners in the City of London which enable business leaders in London, Dublin and Belfast to network with and hear directly from the British and Irish governments and the City of London business community, on the very latest thinking from London, Dublin, Belfast and Brussels.

Co-operation Ireland is working with the City of London Lord Mayor’s office, and both governments, to deliver The Co-operation Ireland City of London Black-Tie Dinner in the Mansion House, to promote a positive British-Irish message on our future relationships and developments.  We are delighted to confirm that the date has now been secured for Thursday 12 March in the prestigious surroundings of the Mansion House, the office and official resident of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

To make the evening a success and help advance this very important message on the protection of current and future Anglo/Irish relationships, I would welcome your help to join me in support of this exceptionally important charity at this potentially challenging time.  Co-operation Ireland would be grateful if you would consider supporting the City of London Dinner through sponsorship of the event, purchasing a table or individual places, donating an auction prize or donating to the charity.  Tables of 10 or individual places are available.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you can respond positively to my request for help.  If you would like to speak to me to discuss our plans for the event and the charity over the immediate future, I would be delighted to arrange.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

 

Roger Chadwick, OBE

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