10 Aug 2022

Family of Lyra McKee release statement of thanks for people’s support

The family of Lyra McKee has released a letter of thanks to people for their support in the wake of her murder almost a fortnight ago. Dear friends, We, the family of Lyra McKee, wish to extend our gratitude to all those who have been supporting us through the darkest of times and to those who will continue to do so. The outpouring of love, respect and admiration for our dear Lyra, has been of great comfort to us in these dark days. To know that our wee Lyra was so well-loved across the Globe and by people of all walks of life, is a true testament to her personal philosophy and her vision for the world. We are mindful that we may not be able to thank everyone individually, however, we want everyone who: said a prayer; shared a thought; sent a message, card or text; attended a vigil; attended or watched her service; visited her home; travelled; respected our privacy; or did any other positive act in response to Lyra’s murder to know that we appreciate every single sentiment no matter how small; these things have helped to give us some strength while we are at our weakest. Whilst we have been both honoured and overwhelmed by requests for events in Lyra’s name or inspired by Lyra. We respectfully request that before anyone uses her life or death for any purpose that they consider her legacy of inclusivity and understanding. We know that as our nightmare continues in the weeks, months and years ahead, that we will not be alone. We know that you will all continue to support us and we know that we will all rejoice together on the day that justice is achieved for our Lyra. Until then, know that your continued love, support and sympathy will be our spiritual manna. In gratitude and love, The family of Lyra McKee

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