Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace's private dinner, Peckforton Castle
PUBLISHED: 10:54 01 May 2014
Peckforton Castle was the setting for the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace's private dinner with The Rt Hon Sir John Major, KG, CH.
Around 40 guests came together to hear more about the Foundation’s work and how they could support the charity.
Sir John has been a Patron of the Foundation, which works nationally and internationally to promote peace and non-violent conflict resolution, since 2003. The Foundation was founded by Wendy and Colin Parry, the parents of 12-year-old Tim Parry and is supported by relatives of three-year-old Johnathan Ball. Tim and Johnathan were killed by the IRA’s bombing of Warrington 21 years ago.
Wendy Parry explains how important it is to have Sir John’s support: ‘Sir John is a man with great skill and passion. We are extremely honoured to have him as part of the Foundation. The response from guests at the dinner was very positive and he delivered a truly emotional and entertaining speech.’
She added: ‘Peckforton Castle was the perfect setting for such an exclusive event. We were totally impressed by the service, the setting and the wonderful food.’
Guests enjoyed drinks in the Castle’s wine cellar before moving onto the Hexagon Room for dinner.
Sir John mingled with diners as they feasted on the different courses that chefs of Peckforton Castle’s award-winning 3AA Rosette restaurant presented.
Chairman of Peckforton Castle Tony Naylor was impressed by the former Prime Minister: ‘Sir John was a very approachable chap and had all of the audience eating out of his hand.’