Derek Leinster is a survivor.
To date Dereks two books have helped uncover 219 unmarked Childrens Graves in Mount Jerome Cemetry, Dublin. Following on from this, Derek is leading a campaign to build a memorial for these Children. You can read more about this campaign and how you can help here.
Hannah's Shame is the inspirational story of one boy's Irish childhood spent in poverty because of the neglect of the Church of Ireland, of his lifelong search for who he is and of his fight for justice
Abandoned by his birth mother in a Children's Home where illness, hunger and neglect were common-place, fostered by an inordinately poor family and then living in poverty but ignored by the well-to-do community in which he was brought up, this is a story that will touch your heart. It is a story of shame.
'Derek Leinster pulled no punches in the boxing ring, and he pulls no punches in the story of his life.'
Nick Pullen, The Birmingham Evening Mail & Sports Argus