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 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.
Our successful peer to peer mentoring programme providing positive role models from within the community with whom young people can identify.
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.
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.
We provide opportunities for young people to participate in sporting events that we organise in collaboration with other community organisations and public sector bodies.
FROM THE BLOG
"Your presentation was moving, thought-provoking and made an impact on our students. I know it will have made a difference." The presentations aims and objectives were: sharing Godwin's story with the years 11s (220 pupils) to engage them to think about the impact and...read more
Photos of Yvonne meeting with the former Police Commissioner, Cressider Dick, at Tower hamlet to do a weapon sweep on how to the keep the estate...read more
Below is the feedback received following GLF's presentation to new recruits in February "It taught me about the values of showing our human side and give as much empathy as possible." "It was absolutely heart wrenching listening to Mrs Lawson’s story. Please thank her...read more
WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Godwin Lawson would’ve turned 27 on the 18th of January 2020
Watch the video below
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