THE Warrington based Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace will stage a commemoration in memory of all those affected by the Manchester Arena attack.
One year on from the arocity nn May 22, the charity will be leading the town in the national minute’s silence and are welcoming anyone in the area to join with the Centre team in a period of reflection and remembrance.
A short ceremony will take place by the Peace Tree (Silver Maple Acer Saccharinum) in the grounds of the Peace Centre .
The Peace Tree was planted at the 10th anniversary of the Warrington bombing and at each subsequent commemoration, water is carried in a sculptured vessel from the River of Life fountain at the site of the bombing and poured on the tree. The Warrington anniversary falls in March as the tree begins to bud in Spring and daffodils (the flower of Spring) are placed near the base.
The Foundation’s Survivors Assistance Network team will be deployed on the day to support anyone affected by the bombing. The Survivors Assistance Network, are a free and confidential service for anyone in the United Kingdom who has been affected by terrorism at home or abroad. The service is supporting 750 individuals affected by the Manchester bombing, including 300 families.
The Foundation will be encouraging everyone to share their thoughts and hopes via the #WeStandTogether campaign Facebook and Twitter accounts. Everyone in the Warrington area is welcome to join in at the Peace Centre (14:00 to 15:00) on the day.