A new community centre named in memory of Liverpool school boy Rhys Jones will be officially opened today.
11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening this lunchtime.
– Local Councillor Peter Mitchell
This day will be the culmination of five years’ work from the time the centre was first proposed.
It is the first community centre in the area since the Croxteth Park estate was built and it will be something which I believe will bring the community together and be the focus of activity in the years to come – that is why the opening of it will be a celebration.
I know Rhys’s parents are delighted with the centre and are looking forward to it being used by the community.
– Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool
This centre is something really positive which has come out of a desperately tragic event – one which shook the world.
It will be a very fitting legacy to the memory of Rhys and I hope his parents will be proud of what this centre stands for.
Final preparations are being made ahead of the official opening of a community centre named in memory of Rhys Jones.
11-year-old Rhys was killed in a shooting in 2007. His parents Melanie and Steve Jones will be joined by former Everton star Joe Royle for the opening tomorrow.