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The Foundation was founded by the parents of 12-year old Tim Parry and supported by the parents of three year old Johnathan Ball. Tim and Johnathan were tragically killed as a direct result of the IRA's bombing of Warrington in March 1993.
We support victims of terrorism to rebuild their lives.
Bombing attacks are well planned and targeted, but who they affect is indiscriminate of age, background, ethnicity or faith. Victims are isolated in their communities, often with no form of support, particularly in the longer term. We support survivors of acts of terror and politically motivated violence such as the 7/7 London bombings, Sharm el Sheikh and the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles'. We bring survivors together to share their experiences and support each other's welfare. Through this process we enable them to overcome their trauma and use their experience positively within their own lives and wider community.
We support those who risked their lives to keep us safe
Every year the Foundation supports veterans, police, ambulance and fire & rescue personnel. Many are traumatised by what they have witnessed while undertaking their professional duties on behalf of their communities. We work with them to provide the skills to overcome trauma and to use such experiences in a positive way. We are the only UK organisation doing this vital work.
We support young people to turn away from violence
We work with young people throughout the UK who are at risk of extreme behaviour or are engaged in race or faith based conflict. We work with them to challenge their misconceptions and break the cycle of violence.
We support communities by challenging prejudice and discrimination
The Foundation is tackling key issues affecting society today - prejudice, discrimination and violence within and between communities. We help by bringing together conflicting community groups, enabling them to develop a mutual understanding and the skills to bring change for themselves and the community at large.
Why we need your help
Terrorism affects more people than you think. There were 8,400 terrorist incidents worldwide in 2013 and we are the only UK charity that provides such a unique range of services to support those affected by conflict, political violence and terrorism. We want to grow our offering and develop our capabilities but need to raise more than £600,000 a year to continue with our important work. It is the generosity of our supporters that keeps us going so your participation in our Unity Lottery can make a big difference.
Thank you for your support.