For Jimmy

Following the murder or their son Jimmy Mizen in May 2008, the Mizen family have been determined of 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 build the safest of spaces for young people to grow up in. The need for them in London and beyond has never been greater.

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 create the safest of spaces for young people to grow up in, driving change across three areas. Inspiring individual responsibility, building connected communities and creating physical safe places to turn to when in immediate fear of danger.

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.

Barry & Margaret Mizen continue to share Jimmy’s story in schools, pupil referral units, prisons and community groups across the country.


Clarence Mitchell
PR & Communications advisor
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Luke Pajak
Graphic Designer and Photographer
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Please contact Clarence for all press enquiries and Luke for all images requests.

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