Thursday, 30 August 2018

More Love to tackle youth violence, 23rd September

Communities from across Lambeth will be coming together on 23rd September at a rally to tackle youth violence and its causes.

Families, young people, and youth groups are all invited to 'More Love' - with a rally starting at 10.30am in Kennington Park, followed by a 'carnival-style' walk to Rush Common between Brixton and Streatham.

The Lambeth Walk is a response a London-wide upsurge in violent crime which has seen more than 80 murder investigations so far this year.

The aim of the event is to emphasise the need to tackle the underlying causes of crime affecting young people.

Organiser Gary Trowsdale of the Spirit of London Awards, former head of the Damilola Taylor Trust, is working with a others including Winston Goode, founder and MD of training and charity for ex-young offenders, Juvenis; Lee Deema, manager of the St Matthew’s Football project in Brixton; King’s College Hospital trauma surgeon Duncan Bew and the Green Party's Michael Groce, who runs youth and employment projects out of the Green Man Skills Centre in Brixton.

Leading the crowd will be DJ Asher Senator, former creative partner of Smiley Culture, with the youth music charity CODE 7 which he has run since 1996.

Volunteers to help steward the event are asked to contact 07507 747784.

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