YOUR SUPPORT CAN HELP SAVE A CHILD’S LIFE
The Godwin Lawson Foundation is a registered charity. Our entire program is financed by some small grants and the generosity of individual supporters. We understand not everyone is able to make a financial donation, but you can still show your support by helping us spread the word on social media. Just click the Facebook and Twitter buttons below to let your friends and family know you stand against knife crime. And if you can afford to make a small donation, then we would greatly appreciate that too.
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
WHAT DO WE DO?
Empowering Girls Project
Schools & Colleges
FROM THE BLOG
Godwin Lawson Foundation welcomes Home Affairs Committee’s new recommendations in major new report on serious youth violence
31st July 2019 - As the Home Office Committee release a major new report on serious youth violence today, Yvonne Lawson, Founder of the Godwin Lawson Foundation, reiterates the call for a ‘Youth Service Guarantee’ to protect young people from the growing epidemic....read more
The Mall, Wood Green, has chosen the Godwin Lawson Foundation (GLF) as its Charity of the Year 2019. The charity, which is based in North London, was established in 2012 by Yvonne Lawson to celebrate the life of her son, Godwin, who was fatally stabbed in March 2010...read more
Yvonne had a very productive meeting with the Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins and Joan Ryan, MP for Enfield North. Yvonne is now looking forward to future collaboration with both MP's and looks forward to their visits to see the charity in action later in the...read more
Arriva Rail London and the Godwin Lawson Foundation launches trailblazing new initiative to benefit communities in North London The first partnership between a knife crime charity and a rail company was announced today. Arriva Rail London (ARL) and the Godwin Lawson...read more
Yvonne was one of the guests of honour at Central Criminal Court Luncheon this week where she had the opportunity to discuss her work with many of the judges, barristers, advocates and staff who work in the criminal justice system. Known as the Old Bailey, the Central...read more
The lovely staff at Arriva Rail London joined us at Haywood Academy in Tottenham this week to give pupils an insight to the work they do. Arriva Rail London is part of the Arriva group which is the train operating company responsible for running the London Overground...read more
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