The parents of a schoolboy murdered in Lee were handed a cheque for £5,000 for their charity by Alan Curbishley.
The ex-Charlton manager is a patron of the Axis Foundation and he presented the cheque to the parents of Jimmy Mizen. Jimmy was 16-years-old when he died in 2008 at the Three Cooks Bakery in Burnt Ash Hill when a glass dish was thrown at him by 19-year-old Jake Fahri, severing his jugular.
Margaret and Barry Mizen, Jimmy’s parents, founded the For Jimmy charity to help combat the problems of youth violence. Margaret said: “We are so grateful to the Axis Foundation for their support and generosity. I promised my son the day he died I would never stop working on his behalf, and I would never forget him. Of course we never have. The support of the Axis Foundation means For Jimmy can continue to work to build safer communities for everyone.”
Mr Curbishley presented the parents with the cheque on February 5 as part of the Axis Foundation celebrating giving away £1m to charity.
“I’m delighted to lend my support to The Axis Foundation which has proven to make a big difference to many causes, people and groups in our community that need help, especially to celebrate donating one million pounds to causes and charities like For Jimmy that really make a difference and have an impact in their communities.”
– Alan Curbishley
Barry said: “The Axis Foundation’s original donation helped us with our Safe Havens programme in schools where a lot of important work is done. These partnerships are essential to our work. Our Safe Havens programme continues to grow throughout Lewisham and we are working hard to develop Safe Haven projects in other areas.”
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