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 purpose is to inspire and equip young people to build safer, connected communities. We use Jimmy’s story as a catalyst to inspire & engage young people to take personal responsibility and help build the types of communities we want to live in.
  • Our Safe Havens Programme is designed to help create safer communities. Our projects are usually designed to work with 25 - 30 young people with a 1:5 ratio.
  • Safe Havens are public spaces, primarily high street shops, that display a Safe Haven sticker in their window and agree to provide a safe space for young people who feel unsafe.
  • For Jimmy’s vision is to make Lewisham a place of peace and safety.
  • Barry & Margaret Mizen share Jimmy’s story in schools, pupil referral units, prisons and community groups across the country - the Talks for Change inspire people to take responsibility for themselves and their communities.