9/01/2018 - Published by


The Peace Foundation is launching its UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENT Campaign to mark the 25th Anniversary of the IRA bombing in Warrington, which tragically claimed the lives of 12-year-old Tim Parry and 3-year-old Johnathan Ball. Speaking at Tim’s funeral, Colin said ‘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’. Little did we know at that time that Colin’s words would come true.

The Foundation, which was established and named in memory of Tim and Johnathan, has become the leading UK provider of support to victims of terrorism and to young people and communities whose lives are affected by extremism and conflict. Collectively, the lives of all these people have been improved through the support programmes we have developed by using the knowledge and expertise we have gained over the years.

At 12.27pm on Tuesday 20th March 1993, the IRA’s bomb attack on Warrington changed the lives of so many forever. Now, 25 years on, we are urging schools, colleges, individuals and businesses to remember Tim & Johnathan by joining us in raising £150,000 to help us continue our vitally important work in 2018.

Wendy Parry said: “It’s so hard to think that 25 years have passed since the Warrington bombing, and even harder to think that it’s so long since we have spoken to, or held our son Tim.”

“On Tuesday 20th March, there will be a commemorative service in Warrington town centre to remember Tim, Johnathan and the many other victims who were injured or affected by that terrible day. We are also asking companies, schools and individuals to join our ‘Colours for Peace’ Fundraising event which takes place on the same day. This will take the form of a ‘Dress Down Day’ when we ask that you wear the Foundation’s colours of blue, green or white, or all 3, and donate a £1.00 to the Foundation. Make this your way of supporting the Foundation but also your way of remembering two young boys who had so much to live for.” (If you wish to take part in Colours for Peace, please contact Wendy or Kate)

If you would like to support our Unique Achievement Campaign and Colours for Peace during 2018 please contact:

Kate Deakin – Relationship Manager on 01925 581210 or kate.deakin@foundation4peace.org

Or

Wendy Parry – Event Manager on 01925 581234 or wendy.parry@foundation4peace.org

“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”

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