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
It was great to attend the Easter Faith event at City Hall which was themed around Every Life Matters. We met so may people from the fire service, ambulance, police, faith groups and other organisations who are working together to help reduce knife crime.An exhibition...read more
Over 80 year 6s children from Honilands Primary School learned about the impact of knife crime and safeguarding themselves today from Yvonne and the Team as they move into secondary schools. And they have pledged never to carry a knife...read more
Octogan AP Academy in Wood Green. In an interactive session, the group explored different themes around the theme of knife crime including causes and consequences. Yvonne discussed her story and pupils explored themes of resilience, self awareness and confidence....read more
Yvonne had an awesome session exploring strategies of keeping safe and developing resilience with the pupil of St Annes. Happy International Women’s Day future...read more
Yvonne appeared on Woman's Hour this morning to talk about how parents can talk about knife crime to their children. Yvonne joined presenter Jenny Murray and a fellow bereaved mother to talk about their direct experiences and what parents should say to their children...read more
After a weekend that has seen two young people both aged 17 die in two separate knife attacks in Manchester and London and a week that has seen five fatal stabbings in the capital alone, Yvonne has yet again been called on to appear on TV, Radio and in news articles...read more
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