Who is Jimmy?

Jimmy Mizen was a sixteen-year old schoolboy from Lewisham, south east London who lost his life in an unprovoked attack in a bakery in 2008. “Jimmy was an unusually good baby, and grew quickly into a lovely little boy. He was always smiling. He had a beautiful smile. There was an innocence and a boldness …

Why we exist

The wrong place at the wrong time? People often talk about Jimmy being in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. He was exactly where he was supposed to be, in his local bakery on a Saturday afternoon just a few hundred metres from his family home. Like …

How your money is spent

It costs £422 for a young person to complete the Safe Havens Programme. In the next academic year we plan run eighteen Safe Havens Programmes, reaching approximately 540 young people. It costs £250 for one peer mentor to deliver a Safe Havens Programme to five young people.

Our vision

Our Mission To share Jimmy’s story to help all our young people fulfil their potential and build the types of communities we want to live in. Our Vision To make Lewisham a place of peace and safety and to share Jimmy’s story across the country. Three Year Goals Lewisham will be known as a place …

What we stand for

We believe that the issues of anger, confrontation and violence in our communities will not be altered by ever harsher punishment and retributive action. We cannot expect the government or the police service to bring change by itself. We will only achieve safer and more cohesive communities by working together and understanding the root causes …

Faith

Margaret and Barry Mizen draw strength from their Catholic faith and inspire people across the country to undertake peace initiatives both in schools and out in the community. Barry and Margaret’s belief is that anger breeds anger so a tragedy must be met with peace. Barry and Margaret’s mission is to inspire faith, hope and …

Our mission

Our mission is to share Jimmy’s story to help all our young people fulfil their potential and build the types of communities we want to live in.