Barry & Margaret Mizen share Jimmy’s story across the country in schools, churches, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, community groups, conferences and businesses.
Barry and his wife, Margaret Mizen, hit national headlines when immediately after the murder of their sixteen-year old son Jimmy Mizen in London, they spoke of compassion rather than revenge. Since that day in May 2008 they have worked tirelessly sharing Jimmy’s story across the country in schools, churches, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, community groups, conferences and corporate events.
During the talk, Barry and Margaret deal with themes such as forgiveness, anger, consequences, peace and change; for a safer community. They are also regularly called into schools where the focus can be tailored to cover issues such as bullying. Jimmy’s killer had a history of bullying which escalated as he got older, resulting in more and more violent acts.
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“It was incredibly powerful and moving listening to Barry and Margaret, and I know that everyone got a lot from it in different ways, and in some ways that we might not have expected. It certainly gave us all so much food for thought and really did make our day so rich. I think we all felt so humbled. As our headteacher summed it up, Barry and Margaret speak about themselves as ordinary people but they really are anything but that, they are truly extraordinary. We feel immensely privileged to have been able to share their story, and in such an humble and honest way.”
Deputy Headteacher, St Marys Catholic Primary School, Bognor Regis