This is a campaign that is raising awareness of an issue that is very close to my heart. I would love for you to show your support.
With the continuous reports of knife crime and youth violence, public awareness and youth centred organisations or initiatives are growing in importance. These are necessary to not only prevent violent youth crimes, but also to engage the young people of this generation.
The One Minute in May campaign was set up to “confront the ever-growing threat of knife and gun crime.” It was started by Tracy Cumberpatch in 2006 (with the help of Wayne Campbell) in remembrance of her 15-year-old son, Kiyan Prince, who lost his life after being stabbed while trying to break up a fight in May 2006.
Tracy intended to have a one minute’s silence in May, the month that her son passed away. However, she was unable to maintain the running of the campaign, which meant that it was put on hold, until 2013, when it was revived by Bilal Awan and Wayne Campbell. One Minute…
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