On the day after #JimmyMizen’s
he was in a #bakery
in his home town of #Lewisham,
when without provocation he was attacked. After a senseless and violent altercation, he was stabbed in the throat. His carotid artery was punctured. He died of his wounds in the arms of his elder brother, Tommy.
His devastated parents wanted to ensure that Jimmy’s death would not be in vain. In time, they gathered the #strength
to put together a legacy with a singular aim: that no #child
would ever go into their #local #community
and not come home again.
They set up a #charity, #ForJimmy,
which organises a variety of activities across the country. They have a #SafeHavens
programme which outlines #champions
that help create positive cultures and attitudes in shared places of rest and play. There are walking tours that help garland public places with buzz, warmth and shared activity.
And there are the #cafes.
In their words: “GOOD HOPE HITHER GREEN OPENED 2010, AS A WAY TO MAKE THE CHARITY’S WORK SUSTAINABLE, WHILE OFFERING A COMMUNITY HUB FOR THE PEOPLE OF HITHER GREEN. WE LATER OPENED OUR SECOND CAFÉ IN 2014, TEN THOUSAND HANDS AND IN 2016 OUR THIRD, GOOD HOPE PLACE/LADYWELL. OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS, ALL THREE CAFÉS HAVE BECOME A GREAT TOOL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING OFF THEIR WORK LIFE. WE ALSO PARTNER WITH DRUMBEAT SCHOOL AND ASD SERVICES TO PROVIDE PERSONALISED PLACEMENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, ENABLING THEM TO EXPERIENCE THE WORKPLACE AND ACQUIRE A RANGE OF ESSENTIAL SKILLS.” @good_hope_cafe
has been a hit. Last year New Hall School in Chelmsford opened the first Hope #School
Café. The café is managed by the school under our name of Good Hope, alongside a team of #students
that serve coffee and food throughout the day. Again, in their words “THE CAFÉ DONATES A SHARE OF ITS PROFITS TO THE CHARITY BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE PUPILS ARE ENGAGING IN A MESSAGE OF #FORGIVENESS, #PEACE
FOR JIMMY.” [out of space! read the rest of this review at www.gotilo.org]
#socent #ethical #local #community #eco #hope #hopenothate #social #conscience #london