As we are half way through our Unique Achievement Campaign, we wanted to reflect on this years events so far as we work towards raising £150,000 to go towards our young peoples programme as well as Survivors Assistance Network.
We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received through this significant year as we commemorate 25 years since the IRA bomb attack in Warrington, especially the magnificent on-going support we have received from the team at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
In January, Jonathan McKenna and Phil Evan’s organised their 7th Annual Charity go-karting event at Teamsport in Warrington and this was attended by 50 local professionals and business people who entered a “team endurance” race. The event was organised to raise money on behalf of the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and due to the very generous donations on the day the team were able to raise £3000. The event was very competitive as usual with a team from H20 (NW) Ltd being crowned the worthy winners.
They didn’t want to stop there though!!! In May this year, the team at RBS swapped formal business wear for aprons and organised a Gourmet Dinner hosted at the Peace Centre to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Peace Foundation. As they always do things in style, the evening was attended by 90 people who were all welcomed with a Bubbles & Canape Reception and musical entertainment provided by Courtney Evans, before making their way into one of the suites to enjoy a 9 course tasting menu that was designed, prepared and served by staff from RBS. Head Chef for the evening was Relationship Director Jonathan McKenna who has supported the Foundation significantly for such a long time. The menu included Amuse Bouche, confit duck and langoustine ravioli, a fish course of Quenelle of crab with seared cucumber, cucumber consommé and dill oil, before moving on to indulging main courses of tenderloin pork on carrot and wholegrain mustard puree, salted herb crumb, bubble and squeak croquette, calvados apple pearls, vegetables and spiced crackling with a veal jus.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has played an integral part in corporate fundraising for the charity throughout the years and we do hope they continue to see our work as a worthy cause. One thing is for sure, we are certainly very grateful for the amount of support we have received from all the team and staff.
Unique Achievement – Based on the poignant words Colin said speaking at Tim’s funeral, “If my son becomes a symbol for Peace, and gives everyone a new sense of hope after so much tragedy, then that will be Tim’s Unique Achievement.”
To find out more about the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation please visit www.peace-foundation.org.uk