james barney

The James Barney Foundation is a Christian relief and development organisation that was established in the memory of James Barney after a tragic accident in February 2008.

James Anthony Barney was born on the 7th of October 1991 and died on the 23rd of February 2008, aged 16. He is dearly missed but far from forgotten.

James was a young boy with an amazing sense of homour and the ability to make people laugh at the drop of a hat. His personality was wild and James was always there to reassure others and make the best out of every situation. Known and recognised amongst his family and friends for his infamaous cheeky smile, which truely did light up the room and warm your heart.

This foundation was set up in James' memory to help bring something positive from the devastating situation. James was such a loving person that wouold always put others before himself, he had a special presence and a gift that came from his heart. Although only 16 years old, still a child himself, James had a way with other children and was often found looking out for them and entertaining them. This was part of the reason behind starting a foundation that supports and encourages young adults and children.

Four days after James died on the 27th of February 2008, the biggest earthquake for 250 years hit Nottinghamshire, James hometown, travelling all the way down to Southampton, his family town. His family believe this was a message from James, this was the miracle that gave us hope.


If you have any photos of James which you would like to add onto his gallery with a message, please email us so we can add it to the album.


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