We are very proud to have won The Charity Times 2016 Community Award. The awards recognise best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector and were held on 28th September.
The Awards, which took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London, marked the 17th year of the awards that are run by Charity Times Magazine – the leading title for UK non-profit professionals.
“A grass roots organisation tackling a very serious problem.”
The Charity Times Awards
For Jimmy runs a flagship programme in schools. Working across Lewisham and surrounding boroughs, this supports pupils aged 8-14 that have been identified as socially and academically at-risk. This engages young people within their community to improve their skills and capabilities, so they can lead in building stronger and more cohesive communities.
“We’re very proud to have won The Charity Times Award. Since we lost our son Jimmy, we’ve worked tirelessly with young people and their communities to make them safer and more peaceful. To now be recognised for the work we do in Jimmy’s name is truly humbling.”
Barry Mizen, MBE
The Safe Haven programme is a key part of their flagship schools work. Young people build relationships with shopkeepers, the police, MP’s and the wider community to create safe spaces on high streets where they can turn to when in danger. These are identified by a sticker in the window and the charity is proud to have established City Hall as a Safe Haven for Jimmy.
You can see a full list of the winners from this year’s awards here.