MODELS are being invited to take part in a cross community, cross cultural fashion show being organised in Warrington to mark the 25th Anniversary of the IRA bomb which tragically killed two young boys, Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball.
The show, ‘Fashion For Peace the same but different ‘ will take place on Monday, March 19 at the Jubilee Suite Orford Park Warrington.
It is being organised by Jackie Baines who is Jewish and works for a charity and Hameera Darr who is a lawyer and Muslim who are both members of Nisa Nashim, the Jewish Muslim Women’s Network.
All money raised for the Fashion Show will go to Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation set up by Tim’s parents Colin and Wendy Parry to help keep the memory of the two boys alive.
The centre has been working with survivors and victims of terrorist attacks including London Bridge, the Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester and Barcelona. Six of the suvivors/ victims of the Ariana Grande Concert will be modelling at the Fashion Show.
The event will demonstrate through fashion that people of all cultures enjoy wearing the same fashions but just wear these clothes a little differently. The clothes and stylists are being supplied by John Lewis Liverpool and the Islamic Designer Raishma has said she will also supply some of her gowns.
Models will also be attending from Northern Ireland, Warrington, The Liv’s Group, which was formed by a group of young girls following the tragic death of their sister and friend Olivia Campbell -Hardy at the Ariana Grande Concert, and the invitation is now going out for Jewish and Muslim models to share that same platform. All models will need to visit John Lewis Liverpool for a fitting during February.
The music for the Fashion Show will include ZOMBIE written by Delores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, who died recently and wrote that song following the killing of Tim Parry and Johnathan Ball. It is hoped there will be political cross party support for this event too.
Members of Crewe United Football Club, the first group to visit Warrington offering the hand of peace after the IRA bombing atrocity in March 1993, will also be involved in the event.
Jackie said: “The Fashion Show will enable us to celebrate the many similarities between people of different cultures. It will also show that this IRA bomb has been the catalyst for many good things which includes bringing people of different cultures together, the work of this incredible Peace Centre which has been developed by Colin and Wendy Parry and the relationship that has developed between Northern Ireland and Warrington via the actions of a cross community Football Club, Crewe United.”
Any young women of 18 years plus who would like to take part in the fashion show or would like more details on what is involved please contact Jackie Baines at 07903223710 or email Jackiebaines@btinternet.com
Back row: Trevor Clark (Member of the Legislative Assemby) Alderman Paul Porter DUP, Cllr Mike Hannon Warrington, Paul Gibon MP DUP, Deputy Mayoress of Warrington Cllr Karen Mundry, Mayor of Lisburn Cllr Tim Morrow, Cllr Hans Mundry, Mrs Morrow.
Front Row: Rita Cochrane ( ex councillor Warrington) Jackie Baines Nisa Nashim, Karen McKenna Crew United and Model, Hameera Darr Nisa Nashim.