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 the 2019 Godwin Lawson Memorial Football Tournament hosted by The Spurs Foundation HERE.
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
Sneak Peak!! Yvonne was honoured at the Best Magazine Awards last night as a Best Hero. The award recognises people making a real difference in their community. Yvonne was recognised for her unwavering commitment to helping young people in the community and...read more
Today, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation hosted the seventh annual Godwin Lawson Memorial Tournament at Frederick Knight Sports Ground in Tottenham and was attended by Luke Amos, an English professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, as a midfielder and...read more
Yvonne will feature in this Friday’s episode of Eastenders. The BBC 1 show will break from its traditional format for this special episode which is based around Shakil Kazemi's funeral. Shakil’s character was killed last month in harrowing scenes of knife violence....read more
Yvonne Lawson calls for the government to follow through on promises for more grassroots funding to tackle epidemic. Yvonne Lawson, CEO of the Godwin Lawson Foundation is today calling for more funding into early intervention work to tackle knife crime in the capital....read more
As knife and gun crime rises to an all time high, our thoughts and prayers are with those young men and women who have lost their lives in the latest spate of tragic killings on the streets of London. Yvonne has been interviewed several times over the past two weeks...read more
As two young men lose their lives within 24 hours of each other, Yvonne was interviewed by the BBC on what needs to be done. Yvonne talked about the role the community, the police and outside agencies have to play in reducing knife crime. Meanwhile Cressida Dick, Met...read more
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