The Duchess of Kent
The Duchess first met Colin and Wendy privately soon after the bombing. HRH opened the ‘River of Life’ in Bridge Street where the bombs were detonated in 1995 and officially opened the Peace Centre on the 7th anniversary of the bombing on March 20th 2000.
John Major CH
Prime Minister at the time of the IRA bombing. Invited Colin and Wendy to meet him at No 10. He was a guest at the opening of the Peace Centre and also gave the Foundation’s inaugural Peace Lecture in 2003.
A leading actress, Emma became aware of the good work of the Foundation and contacted Colin to offer her support.
The BBC’s political editor, Nick became a friend of Colin and Wendy when editing a Panorama programme about the bombing. He supports us through giving his time on DVDs and at events.
Gordon is nationally recognised as the host of the Krypton Factor and is now BBC Regional News Anchorman. A native of Northern Ireland, Gordon has a natural interest in the work of the Foundation.
Bishop of Liverpool – Rt Rev James Jones
The Bishop met Colin and Wendy soon after taking up his present appointment and has taken a keen interest in the personal and professional journey of the Parrys.
Nicky is a well known TV personality and has interviewed Colin many times since 1993. He spoke at the Foundation’s House of Commons Reception in 2003.
Dean came to national prominence through his acting role in Brookside. He has been involved in fundraising and given public support for the Foundation’s educational programmes.
Lucy is a News and Current Affairs Presenter for Granada TV who has interviewed Colin and Wendy many times and shown her personal support for the Foundation.
Director of Corporate Culture, a communication company specializing in branding, CSR, campaigning and culture creation. John was a Trustee when Communications Director of United Utilities plc. and developed our campaign name ‘Children for Peace’.
Gary owns his own publishing company and is an established Warrington Journalist. Gary formed a friendship with Colin and Wendy at the time of the bombing.
Steven is Professor of Entrepreneurial Education at Liverpool Hope University. He was previously a Trustee and former Chief Executive of Warrington Borough Council.
Mike became a patron when Editor of the Manchester Evening News. He is previously Chief Executive of the Roy Castle Foundation in Liverpool.
Hilary and her late husband Michael have been supporters of the Foundation since the bombing. A retired teacher, Hilary has always been in-terested in the welfare of young people.
Sean is the Chairman and Group Chief Executive of The Ballymore Group. Founded in 1982, The Ballymore Group is a design-led international property development and investment group, with principal offices in London. Sean Mulryan started life as a bricklayer and went on to become one of the biggest residential developers in the London area, in particular.
Sean Mulryan is married with five children. He is internationally known for his philanthropy, having been actively involved in many projects through the Mulryan Family Foundation and Homeless Child. He has been a supporter of the Foundation since its inception in 1995.