On March 20th, 1993 the IRA exploded two bombs without warning in a shopping street in the town of Warrington. It was the day before Mothering Sunday and very busy. The bombs in bins created shrapnel that killed three-year-old Johnathan Ball and five days later 12-years-old Tim Parry lost his life. 54 others were seriously injured.
After the bombing, Colin and Wendy Parry were taken by BBC Panorama to Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the USA. During their visit, they saw some of the work going on to create peace. They came back inspired, like many other victims, to try and make sure nobody ever experienced what they had gone through. They formed a charitable trust with many of the donations that had come in after the bombing and they wrote a best-selling book about their experience.