WE ARE THE  GODWIN LAWSON FOUNDATION

WORKING TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AND KNIFE CRIME

HELPING BUILD BRIGHTER FUTURES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

    WORKING WITH PARTNERS CREATING SAFER COMMUNITIES

BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER!

WE WORK  WITH SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

AND CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE

Eastenders

For the first time in BBC’S EastEnders history, Friday’s episode was shaped from real-life accounts of families who have lost loved ones to knife crime in London. Yvonne Lawson founder of The Godwin Lawson Foundation was approached by EastEnders producers to take part in the special instalment which was aired on BBC ONE. We hope that the EastEnders storyline will encourage parents to have a conversation with their children about their personal safety, as the storyline of Shakil’s murder in EastEnders is not just a storyline, it happens in real-life. Please watch Godwin’s story here.

WHO ARE WE?

 

The Godwin Lawson Foundation (GLF) is a registered charity founded in 2012 by Yvonne and Calvin Lawson to commemorate the life of their son, Godwin Lawson. Godwin was stabbed in the street in Stamford Hill, trying to prevent two of his old school friends from being attacked by four young men. He was just 17.

Following his tragic death, Yvonne began researching gangs and knife crime. Shocked by its scale and impact, she became determined that Godwin’s legacy should be something to help keep young people safe, and prevent other families having to go through the pain and loss that hers had suffered.

Our aim is to reduce gun and knife crime by encouraging young people to identify their talents and fulfill their potential through providing positive opportunities so that they can avoid gang life and develop their capabilities as members of a tolerant society.

 

HOW WE ARE MAKING AN IMPACT

Young people reached for 3 Boroughs Project

Number of People who took part in Memorial Peace March

People trained as Peace Ambassadors

Boys & girls , 10 football clubs in GLF & Tottenham Hotspur Tournament

WHAT DO WE DO?

Schools & Colleges

We work to help develop a greater awareness of the effect of knife crime through presentations, workshops, drama and discussions.

Empowering Girls Project

We work with vulnerable young women at risk of becoming involved with or being exploited by gangs in Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest.

Peace Ambassadors

Our successful peer to peer mentoring programme providing positive role models from within the community with whom young people can identify

Community Sports

We provide opportunities for young people to participate in sporting events that we organise in collaboration with other community organisations.

Yvonne tells her story

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LATEST NEWS

Yvonne to appear on Eastenders’ Special Episode

Yvonne to appear on Eastenders’ Special Episode

Yvonne  will feature in this Friday’s episode of Eastenders. The BBC 1 show will break from its traditional format for this special episode which is based around Shakil Kazemi's funeral. Shakil’s character was killed last month in harrowing scenes of knife violence....

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