Ian and Pauline Bothwell beside the iconic statue in Crossmaglen Square.
Over the past 30 years they have challenged the status quo in an area synonymous with IRA terrorism in innovative ways. They have imitated the iconic IRA signs on lamp posts by putting up their own JCA (Jesus Christ's Army) versions around Crossmaglen.
60 year old, North London resident, Dawn Such was so touched by the stories she had heard about the work of Crossfire Trust that she wanted to do something to help.
She has wanted to visit Crossfire Trust, but been unable to fly for health reasons. Determined to show her support she decided to use one of her hobbies, swimming, as a means of raising funds for Crossfire Trust.
Friday April 23 marked a very special occasion for stalwart community worker/peace maker Ian Bothwell, founder of Crossfire Trust in Darkley. This year is Ian’s 30th year in south Armagh, making God’s love real to all in the area.
Staff at Crossfire arranged a ‘This Is Your Life’ event at Armagh City Hotel which they managed to keep a total surprise! 300 people spanning 30 years attended the event, from as far afield as the USA.