23 May A message from Derek Heffernan to the Pledge to Peace Signatories
Following the appalling terrorist atrocity at the Manchester Arena last night, the Pledge to Peace Signatory, Cllr Derek Heffernan, would like to convey a very personal message to te Pledge to Peace Signatories.
The cowards, like the bomber at the Manchester Arena last night, cannot be allowed to win.
Our values, your values, must prevail. The bomber targeted the young enjoying themselves, at their most vulnerable.
That is certainly cowardly and callous.
We must stand strong.
Please stand tall pursuing our ultimate aim for peace.”
Cllr Derek Heffernan
Oldham Council Champion for Peace
Oldham Council Mayor for Peace 2016-17
Chair, Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum