Champions For Jimmy are individuals dedicated to helping us achieve our goals
They are committed to promoting our messages, sharing their skills, engaging their networks in the work of the charity and directly supporting young people building safer and peaceful communities to grow up in.
Keith Everson played a pivotal role in the formation of the charity in 2009. As first cousin to Margaret Mizen, he felt first-hand the impact Jimmy’s death had on the family.
After offering to support Barry and Margaret setting up a charity in Jimmy’s name, he quickly became one of our first Trustees and later Chair of of the Board of Trustees. Within his role he helped steer the charity from an idea formed around the Mizen kitchen table, into an award winning organisation that impacts the lives of young people across the country. Since serving his maximum time in the position of Chair, Keith continues to hold annual fundraising events.
A lifelong Millwall FC fan, Terry Reese, has been supporting For Jimmy since first becoming involved through a fundraising appeal with a Millwall supporters group.
Along with the Millwall community of supporters, Terry is an impassioned fundraiser; dedicated to keeping Jimmy’s name and legacy alive. Since 2012 he has organised annual fundraising initiatives and events that bring the local community together. Terry’s determination and infectious spirit has inspired many of his peers to join our journey for peace and support our work building Safe Havens with young people.
Veronica Wadley was editor of The London Evening Standard at the time of Jimmy’s death and became very involved in the reporting of Jimmy’s story.
Since then, she has continued to support Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBEs, and the work of For Jimmy. From 2012 – 2016, she was a Senior Advisor to the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and was instrumental in setting up Team London, a scheme that makes it easy for Londoners to take part in volunteering opportunities. Through Team London, For Jimmy found new supporters and volunteers. Veronica is currently the Chair of Arts Council London and a board member of Arts Council England. She continues to be actively involved in working with young people.