For Jimmy is the charity founded by Barry and Margaret Mizen, MBEs and their family in memory of their son Jimmy Mizen.
Following the murder of 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen in May 2008, the Mizen family has been determined to focus on two outcomes; they will not be beaten by his death, and that something good will come from it. Since founding the charity in 2009, they have worked tirelessly to create a legacy of peace in Jimmy’s name; helping young people to fulfill their potential creating safer and peaceful communities.
Alongside traveling the country sharing Jimmy’s story, Barry and Margaret lead a school programme in Lewisham; the borough where Jimmy lost his life. This programme works with groups of up to 25 socially and academically primary and secondary school pupils and helps build confidence, emotional resilience and equips young people with a sense of personal responsibility so that they can go out and build the types of communities we all want to live in.
Barry and Margaret are available to visit schools and speak with pupils – please see Book a Visitor for more information about the session they offer.