17/05/2018 - Published by

Peace Foundation supports dedication ceremony for the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

The Peace Foundation’s Survivors Assistance Network is supporting those affected by terrorism overseas to attend the dedication ceremony for the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism.

The National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism was designed by artist Alison Wilding and maker and sculptor, Adam Kershaw, as a dedicated place of remembrance, contemplation and reflection. Its design was influenced by responses to a public consultation held between January and March 2016.

The Memorial has been completed and is open for the public to visit. It is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Please check the National Memorial Arboretum Website for opening times.

In July 2015 funding was announced for a site of remembrance for all UK nationals who have been killed in terrorist atrocities overseas. Following a public consultation an expert panel, chaired by Baroness Lynda Chalker, was established in August 2016 to lead the selection of the artist and design for the memorial.

The Panel selected the work entitled Still Water designed by Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw which was completed in December 2017

A ceremony to dedicate the memorial to those that have lost their lives in terrorist attacks overseas took place on Thursday 17th May 2018.  Many people supported by the Survivors Assistance Network wanted to attend and our professional caseworker team worked with them and accompanied people to the ceremony.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were joined by nearly 300 people who have lost relatives, friends and loved ones, as well as senior Government ministers.

Prior to 2017, the Survivors Assistance Network has been working with many victims of overseas attacks including those in InAmenas Algeria, Nice, Paris, Brussels, Barcelona and Sousse Tunisia.  The idea for a national memorial was first discussed at a meeting with the then Chancellor George Osborne in the Peace Centre.

If you have been affected by terrorism at home or abroad, you can get free and confidential support from:

Survivors Assistance Network website

Survivors Assistance Network | The Peace Centre | Peace Drive | Warrington | Cheshire | WA5 1HQ

Email – SAN@Foundation4peace.org
Phone – 01925 581240

Twitter – @survivors4p

(c) 2018 Survivors Assistance Network is a service of Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, a registered charity in England and Wales. The service is partly funded by the Ministry of Justice, the Victims and Survivors Service (Northern Ireland) as part of the European Union’s PEACE IV and by the generosity of our donors and supporters.