Colin and Wendy Parry

Wendy Parry awarded the OBE

June 15, 2013 | Nick Taylor

Our co-founder, Wendy Parry, has been awarded the OBE.

“I’m very proud and very honoured. Everything we have done in the past has been to keep Tim and Jonathan’s names alive. This could be another thing that will help do that” – Wendy Parry OBE

The mother of Tim who, together with three-year-old Johnathan Ball, was killed in an IRA bomb blast in Warrington – has been appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Wendy is the co-Founder of the Foundation For Peace  – now a national and international charity –  established in the boys memory supported by her husband Colin. He received an OBE in 2004.

Wendy was the inspiration behind the creation of the international Peace Centre in Warrington, opened in 2000 to help support people affected by political violence and terrorism and promote programmes in the prevention and resolution of violent conflict.

Wendy said she is: “very proud and honoured to be included on the list.

“Everything we have done in the past has been to keep Tim and Johnathan’s names alive. This could be another thing that will help do that.”

Colin Parry said the honour was :”very, very well deserved” and he was delighted for her.”

“Never forget a life, no matter how short. Today I see my son Tim proudly smiling for his Mum and her OBE x” – Colin Parry OBE

Colin is Chairman of the Foundation and Wendy is a trustee and also works a number of days a week promoting fund raising events and leading activities with corporate supporters.

Follow the links to view, hear or see the media coverage and follow live updates on Twitter @PeaceCentre or use the hashtag #OBE

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ONE – Wendy Parry appointed OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Media source:  BBC News Online

Published  15th June 2013 00:42

TWO – Birthday Honours 2013: At a glance

Media source: BBC News Online

Published 14th June 2013 22:30

THREE – Wendy Parry awarded OBE for peace foundation

Media source: ITV News Online

Published: 14th June 2013

FOUR – Wendy Parry awarded OBE

Media source: Warrington Guardian

Published: 15th June 2013 06:00

FIVE – Wendy Parry ‘deserves the recognition’ of OBE

Media source: ITV News

Published: 15th June 2013 00:00

SIX – Wendy Parry awarded OBE

Media source: Warrington Worldwide

Published: 15th June 2013 08:00

SEVEN – Merseysiders recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list

Media source – Liverpool Daily Post

Published: 15th June 2013

BROADCAST:  Wendy has also given interviews to broadcast channels including BBC National News, BBC North West Tonight, ITV Granada, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Manchester, WIRE FM – please access individual media service to hear the interviews.