Drew Nelson Biographical Project

by Andrew Charles in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Drew Nelson Biographical Project
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On 13th April 2018 we successfully raised £280 with 10 supporters in 56 days

To develop and publish a biography on the life and legacy of the late Drew Nelson - Soldier, Politican and prominent Orangeman.

by Andrew Charles in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

This project will see the publication of a book on the life and legacy of the late Drew Nelson (1956 - 2016), best known in his role as Grand Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland (2004 - 2016).

Prior to the passing of Drew I discussed with him the prospect of interviewing him with the idea of a biographical project in mind. He kindly agreed, but unfortunately I only got the chance to interview him once as time was short amidst his deteriorating health. I have around one hour of a recorded interview with Drew and intend to complete the work by talking to others who knew him.

This is a project I am still committed to and I am looking support in completing this project. I have spoken to his immediate family and they are very supportive of the idea.

Namely, I am seeking support in the form of information, photographs and biographical detail from firsthand accounts as well as any financial assistance to support its development and publication.

This project would offer a means of remembering as well as acknowledging the role he played within society at large. It would also offer those who did not know him the opportunity to learn more about his life and legacy, as he was, in my opinion, a model citizen and committed to his community.

I believe that the life and legacy of Drew must be documented, offering a means of promoting and delivering upon his vision for our community at large.

The money raised will go towards the development and printing of the book,  including design, indexing, administration costs and all other costs associated with publishing. It will be published independently. All profits will go towards the Drew Nelson Legacy Project run by the GOLI.

Any questions or queries please email me at: andrew.charles@gmail.com

Thank you. 

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