Lives Not Knives nominated for Young People of the Year award

Croydon Guardian: Margaret Chatelier, Eliza Ribeiro and Monique Ribeiro at Lives Not Knives new hub Margaret Chatelier, Eliza Ribeiro and Monique Ribeiro at Lives Not Knives new hub

Lives Not Knives has been nominated for an award that celebrates unsung heroes from across London.

The charity which recently opened a hub in Centrale, strives to stop young people carrying and using knives and aims to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime.

Ambassadors from the charity set up by founder Eliza Rebeiro, visit schools and youth clubs to try to educate young people. In the six years since the charity was formed the group have reached 30,000 people.

The group was nominated for the John Lewis Young People of the Year in London (YOPEY) award by director Monique Rebeiro.

Speaking about the charity's 70 ambassadors she said: "They are doing a fantastic job and making a huge difference to the streets which are a safe environment."

YOPEY founder Tony Gearing said: "This group is helping to tackle a serious problem. Anything that can be done to reduce this scourge on society is welcome.

"The ambassadors are doing a great job in many ways to educate young people about the dangers and consequences of knife crime, the tragic cost of which can affect so many families."

To find out more visit youngpeopleoftheyear.org

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10:56am Mon 30 Dec 13

tade14 says...

This charity is a scam she spends money on partying!!! Not a nice person when you meet her, insecure, troubled, weight! Not happy.
This charity is a scam she spends money on partying!!! Not a nice person when you meet her, insecure, troubled, weight! Not happy. tade14

10:11am Tue 31 Dec 13

Survey Map says...

one of the reasons we never visit or shop in croydon again, guns, knives, drugs, crime, one of the worst areas in outer london hope to the biggest immigration centre in europe with hoardes of non english speaking people shuffling around the area, gone down market big time!
one of the reasons we never visit or shop in croydon again, guns, knives, drugs, crime, one of the worst areas in outer london hope to the biggest immigration centre in europe with hoardes of non english speaking people shuffling around the area, gone down market big time! Survey Map

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