Press

Connor O’Brien
PR & Communications Coordinator
connor@forjimmy.org
020 8852 7855

Please contact Connor for all press enquiries and image requests.

For Jimmy

Following the murder or their son Jimmy Mizen in May 2008, the Mizen family have been determined to focus on two outcomes; they will not be beaten by his death and that something good will come from it. Since the charity was founded, For Jimmy, has worked tirelessly to create a legacy of peace in Jimmy’s name; helping young people to fulfil their potential creating safer and peaceful communities.

Good Hope cafés

Our Good Hope cafés are beacon of what a community business should look and feel like. All profits from the cafés go directly support the work of For Jimmy. Alongside giving work experience and training opportunities to young people, the cafés also partner with Drumbeat School & ASD services in Lewisham to provide placements for young adults with Autism.

Notes to editors:

  • For Jimmy was founded in 2009 by Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBEs
  • For Jimmy’s 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.
  • Our work Safe Haven programme in schools across Lewisham is always led by Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBEs and is designed to develop character, resilience and achievement. Our projects are usually designed to work with 20 – 25 young people with a 1:5 ratio. The young people we work with are identified by the school as being socially and/or academically at risk.
  • Safe Havens are shops and local businesses that children can turn to in times of need and are identifiable by a sticker on the window. If a child feels threatened or in danger, they can enter a Safe Haven and the shopkeeper will agree to lock the door and call a parent, guardian or the police. This fosters a sense of mutual care and responsibility between children and adults in the community.
  • For Jimmy’s vision is to make Lewisham a place of peace and safety
  • Barry & Margaret Mizen continue to share Jimmy’s story in schools, pupil referral units, prisons and community groups across the country.