Commemoration of the 7th July 2005 (7/7) London bombings
A commemoration ceremony will take place in London on Saturday 7th July 2018 to mark the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the city and a minute’s silence will be observed in memory of those who lost their lives, those injured and those affected by the bombings.
The event is organised by Warrington-based charity, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, working in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Office and the families and survivors of the attacks. The commemoration is being led by the Foundation’s national ‘Survivors Assistance Network’ (SAN), which provides free practical and emotional support for victims of terrorism.
The commemoration ceremony will take place at the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park on Saturday 7th July commencing at 11:45. Members of the public will join the families where, after a minute’s silence survivors will speak about their experiences. The names of all those who died in the bombings will be read aloud. A 70-strong Rock Choir will perform four songs at the event and the ceremony will close with the laying of flowers.
Located in the south-east corner of Hyde Park, the memorial is just north of Achilles to the east of Lover’s Walk. The memorial comprises 52 stainless steel pillars (stelae), collectively representing each of the 52 victims, grouped together in four inter-linking clusters reflecting the four locations of the incidents.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, together with other dignitaries and representatives of the emergency services, will pay their respects at a separate ceremony earlier in the day.
The Foundation is a specialist in helping victims and survivors of terrorism and political violence. The Survivors Assistance Network works with many people affected by the 2005 London bombings as well as people affected by incidents ranging from the 1970s up to and including the more recent attacks in London and Manchester.
Speaking of the event, Terry O’Hara, SAN Project Manager at the Foundation, said: “It is hugely important, now more than ever, to remember and commemorate those who died and those whose lives were changed forever on that terrible day in July 2005”
“ It is an honour and a privilege for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation to be invited to support survivors and their families by organising this event as part of our work with victims of terrorism through the Survivors Assistance Network.”
Survivors Assistance Network
The Survivors Assistance Network (SAN) provides free practical and emotional support for those living in the UK affected by acts of terrorism anywhere in the world.
SAN can be contacted by phone on 01925 581 240; Email: SAN@foundation4peace.org ; www.survivorsassistancenetwork.org .
SAN is not a 24/7 emergency service. All messages to SAN will be responded to the next working day
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