The Tim Parry Trophy is now back at home with the family after Wendy & Colin Parry’s granddaughter, Evie Parry-Fields, was presented with the award at Barrow Hall Community Primary School.
Following on from the 1993 IRA Warrington Bomb that killed 12 year old Tim Parry & 3 year old Johnathan Ball, the school on Sophia Drive in Great Sankey created this reward in memory of Tim in 1994 and has awarded it to a deserving student each year, ever since. The school wanted to create their own lasting legacy for Tim and pupils are said to work really hard to earn this prestigious award.
Our Founder and Tim’s Mum Wendy Parry, said: “Evie really deserves this award. Apart from always being a good student, she was involved in the 25th anniversary event to mark the bombing, where she spoke about Tim during the public service in front of hundreds of people, something most 11-year olds would shy away from. I’m so proud of all our grandchildren and I hope they will all be awarded the Tim Parry Trophy when their time comes around.”
Tim, 12, was killed along with three-year-old Johnathan when two IRA bombs were detonated on Bridge Street 25 years ago.
Although Evie has never met her Uncle Tim, she has always been inquisitive about him and what happened on March 20, 1993.
Wendy added: “It was because Evie has always asked questions about her uncle Tim, that the foundation decided to write a children’s book about the bombing.
“This book is used in our Small Steps for Peace programme which explains in simple terms, what happened to Tim and Johnathan.
“A number of Warrington schools are now using the book and the bombing in 1993 in their history lessons.”
In January this year the Warrington Guardian announced the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation as their Charity of the Year for 2018. Upon hearing of Evie’s award, Chief Reporter Lauren Hirst and Editor Hayley Smith wanted to publicise Evie’s achievements in the paper. Since then, readers have been writing and tweeting in to say how wonderful it is that Tim’s niece has received this award from Barrow Hall Lane Primary.
On behalf of all the team at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation we would like to congratulate Evie on this tremendous award and wish her all the luck as she starts Secondary School.
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