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

UNDERTAKE KEY RESEARCH TO INFORM WORK IN THE FIELD

AND CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE

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.

LATEST NEWS: Read all about our new partnership with Arriva Rail London

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.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

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.

Schools & Colleges

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

Peace Ambassadors

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

Research

In response to the rise in knife crime and knife carrying in the Borough, Haringey Council have commissioned the Godwin Lawson Foundation to carry out a research programme.

Media Work

Our CEO Yvonne Lawson is regulary called upon to undertake media work including TV and radio interviews. Please contact us on the link below to find out more or to read our press releases.

Community Sports

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

Read all about the 2019 Godwin Lawson Memorial Football Tournament hosted by The Spurs Foundation HERE.

FROM THE BLOG

MP Meeting

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...

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Central Criminal Court Luncheon

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...

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Schools career talks with Arriva Rail London prove a hit

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...

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