Northern Ireland

'Power Brunch' event to remember murdered Natalie McNally while raising funds for women facing domestic abuse

A 'Power Brunch' event is being held this month in Lurgan in memory of Natalie McNally.
A 'Power Brunch' event is being held this month in Lurgan in memory of Natalie McNally.

FRIENDS of murdered Co Armagh woman Natalie McNally are hosting a brunch event in her memory while also raising funds to help women at risk of domestic abuse.

The 'Power Brunch' event aims "to bring women together, share a safe place, spend time in good company and remember Natalie and the wonderful, beautiful and empowering lady she really truly was".

Hosted by Ms McNally's friends Gemma Doran, Jayne Doran and Hollie Donnelly, it will take place at the Corner House Bar & Restaurant in Lurgan on April 22, and they will hold a charity raffle during the event, with prizes including a night's stay at Dublin's Harcourt Hotel, and a £500 voucher for the Galgorm Luxury Resort & Spa in Ballymena.

Money raised through the raffle will go towards the Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland, which provides services for women and children at risk of domestic abuse across the north.

Ms McNally (32) was 15-weeks pregnant when she was stabbed to death at her home in Lurgan's Silverwood Green on December 18.

A 33-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with her murder.

Organiser Gemma Doran said: "We don’t want Natalie’s legacy to be what happened her. She would want a legacy of love, positivity and goodwill.

"As our fight for justice goes on, our aim as a family is to do only good in honour and memory of Nats."

All tickets for the Power Brunch have already been sold, but raffle tickets can still be purchased at the  event's JustGiving webpage.